Rural health services


15 Mar 2019

This report identifies trends and differences in alcohol and other drug use, harms and treatment in major cities and regional and remote Australia.

Journal article

6 Dec 2018

The scientific evidence for global warming is overwhelming. Health organisations, as large carbon polluters, are at significant ‘carbon risk’ and must act to reduce their carbon emissions.


25 Sep 2018

There’s a straightforward way of making sure more doctors work where they’re needed.


6 Aug 2018

The recommendations in this report call on the NSW government to significantly increase drug and alcohol rehabilitation funding and services in regional, rural and remote areas. The report also recommends several measures for addressing drug and alcohol related crime throughout the state.


18 Sep 2017

This report reveals themes, challenges and opportunities for children living in rural and remote Australia.


14 Sep 2017

This report presents the results of a qualitative study examining the experiences of women seeking help for domestic and family violence who live in regional, rural, and remote areas in Australia.

Journal article

15 Aug 2017

Background : The geographical maldistribution of the health workforce is a persisting global issue linked to inequitable access to health services and poorer health outcomes for rural and remote populations. In the Northern Territory (NT), anecdotal reports suggest that the primary care workforce in...


1 Aug 2017

This collaborative project with National Farmers' Federation and the Country Women's Association of Australia has been completed. A survey of over 450 country people drawn from every state and territory, saw one-third of responses (32.5%) name doctor and medical specialist access as their key priority.

Journal article

26 Apr 2017

This article presents interim findings from research examining the implementation of a health justice partnership (HJP) focusing on the legal and health needs of regional young people. HJPs provide an innovative service model offering an integrated health and legal service for the community.

Journal article

15 Apr 2017

This article examines in-depth interviews with six families in rural South Australia, that were conducted to explore their experiences of caring in the community and future post-parental care plan for their son/daughter with an intellectual disability.


9 Jun 2015

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (HPF) monitors progress in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes, health system performance and the broader determinants of health. This is the fifth biennial report in this series. The health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait...


21 May 2015

Rates of mental illness do not vary much across the country - this infographic shows that about 20 per cent of Australians had a mental health problem in the past 12 months. However Medicare expenditure per person is much lower in rural and remote areas....

Conference paper

20 Apr 2015

Looks at how health care services might create linkages with other industries in order to enhance regional development.

Conference paper

4 Dec 2014

This paper examined the performance and need of health services in the mining communities through a case study of the Moura Township in Queensland, Australia. The study involved a case study approach with a survey method to assess the current performance and the need of...


16 Sep 2014

The health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is much poorer than the population as a whole. In order to address this disparity, the Australian Government funds Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) to provide a range of primary health care services to...

Journal article

27 May 2014

This research was conducted to gain an understanding of rural and remote critical care families’ experiences during an inter-hospital transfer to a tertiary hospital's intensive care unit.


22 May 2014

This paper reports on a field trial, supported by Google, that used teledentistry to deliver specialist consultation to children in Victoria and pave the way for the application of teledentistry for paediatric patients.

Executive summary

Many rural, remote and outer suburban areas...


15 Mar 2014

This Policy Issue Review investigates claims that Fly-in Fly-out/ Drive-in Drive-out groups are placing a burden on Australian rural health care services.

Journal article

2 May 2013


This study aims to identify key issues associated with the provision of psychosocial care from the perspective of rural Australian cancer patients and determine culturally appropriate methods that may reduce barriers to service use.


Seventeen purposively sampled adult South Australians...

Conference paper

10 Apr 2013

A two-year project funded by an Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing grant to our university aimed to: investigate the experience and perceptions of health professionals involved in providing palliative care in regional areas; identify continuing educational needs; and develop resources to enhance the...



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