Rural areas miss out on skills – doctors

INEQUITIES in access to quality healthcare for remote, rural and regional Australians is the reason universal health coverage is not yet a reality.

That’s the view of doctors writing an article published online by the Medical Journal of Australia.

National rural health commissioner Emeritus Professor Paul Worley, and colleagues at Flinders University and Monash University, wrote that training doctors through regional teaching health service networks may help deliver sustainable, high-quality health care closer to home for rural Australians.

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