Health Issues

Journal article

1 Jan 2011
2

People who live in rural and regional Australia have a right to the same quality of health service as all Australians ... but the reality is very different. Achieving equality of care will take technology, commitment and political willpower.

Journal article

1 Jan 2011
2

Attracting doctors to regional areas like the south-west of Western Australia is a sophisticated marketing challenge that requires local community action and some red-tape cutting by governments.

Journal article

1 Jan 2010
0

Lack of public transport and or lack of knowledge of financial and physical support programs are barriers for people from rural Victoria needing to access medical services. Waiting times, when changing modes of transport on the journey, or fear of how to get from transport...

Journal article

1 Jan 2005
3

About 30 per cent of Australia's population lives outside the capital cities and major regional centres. Despite a common perception that city life is more problematic for the mental health of city dwellers, people living in remote and rural Australia face additional risks to mental...

Journal article

1 Jan 2003
3

Having a good income does not protect people with chronic illness from poverty. In fact, going to work and earning an income can severely disadvantage people who have high medication needs by disqualifying them from the financial benefits of a Health Care card. Expecting that...