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John Humphreys

Journal article

Remote health workforce turnover and retention: what are the policy and practice priorities?

To inform ongoing policy development and practice in relation to remote area health service delivery, particularly in remote Indigenous communities, this review synthesizes the key findings of a comprehensive study of workforce turnover and retention in remote Northern Territory (NT).
Journal article

Workforce retention in rural and remote Australia: determining the factors that influence length of practice

Objectives: To ascertain which factors are most significant in a general practitioner's decision to stay in rural practice and whether these retention factors vary in importance according to the geographical location of the practice and GP characteristics. Design: National questionnaire survey. The method of paired...
Journal article

What is a reasonable length of employment for health workers in Australian rural and remote primary healthcare services?

Optimising retention of rural and remote primary healthcare (PHC) workers requires workforce planners to understand what constitutes a reasonable length of employment and how this varies. Currently, knowledge of retention patterns is limited and there is an absence of PHC workforce benchmarks that take account...
Journal article

Rural health: why it matters

The year 2002, the 'year of the outback', provides the opportunity to reflect on why rural health matters and why it continues to be important for Australia.
Discussion paper

Primary health care in rural and remote Australia: achieving equity of access and outcomes through national reform

Despite many rural and remote initiatives over recent years, the health needs of many Australian communities are still not adequately met. Residents of rural and remote communities continue to show poorer health outcomes than residents in metropolitan centres, while the health of Indigenous communities remains...
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