1,484 results match your criteria Australian Journal Of Rural Health[Journal]


Doctors' rural practice self-efficacy is associated with current and intended small rural locations of practice.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Apr 7. Epub 2019 Apr 7.

Flinders University Rural Health South Australia, Flinders University, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia.

Objective: Key factors which positively influence recruitment and retention of doctors to rural practice include rural background and positive rural training experience. Despite this knowledge, there is no well-established conceptual framework to explain how these factors influence intention. The aim of this study was to consider rural practice self-efficacy and its influence on rural career choice by doctors. Read More

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Preferences and attitudes to mobile phone and Internet-based cardiac rehabilitation maintenance programs in rural Australia.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Apr 7. Epub 2019 Apr 7.

School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

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Prevalence and outcomes of overweight and obesity amongs pregnant women in rural Queensland.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Objective: To assess the prevalence of overweight and obese women in the antenatal and perinatal periods, in rural hospitals; and to evaluate neonatal and maternal outcomes, including transfer to larger birthing centres.

Design: A retrospective clinical chart audit.

Setting: Rural maternity services in five Queensland rural hospitals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12495DOI Listing
April 2019
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Stage at presentation for head and neck cancer in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Territory Palliative Care, Royal Darwin Hospital, Tiwi, Northern Territory, Australia.

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April 2019
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Effectiveness of regional medical schools in attracting and retaining students for early-career practice in the local area: The James Cook University experience.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Objective: The regionally based James Cook University medical school in northern Australia has focused its selection processes and curriculum on recruiting, training and graduating doctors to address local workforce needs. This study investigates if James Cook University's regionally based medical school model promotes graduates undertaking internship in local regional hospitals.

Design, Setting & Participants: Cross-sectional survey of final year James Cook University Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery graduates towards the end of the 2016 and 2017 academic years (n = 207; response rate = 58%). Read More

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Successful implementation of a medication safety program for Aboriginal Health Practitioners in rural Australia.

Authors:
Hanan Khalil

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash Rural Health, Monash University, Moe, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: This study describes the development and implementation of a medication safety program for Aboriginal Health Practitioners practising in rural Australia.

Design: A two-stage process was used to develop and implement the medication safety program. Initially, a total of eight semi-structured interviews was undertaken with Aboriginal Health Practitioners to identify the main challenges faced while implementing medication safety in the organisation. Read More

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Quality of acute stroke care in a regional Victorian hospital, Australia.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Goulburn Valley Health, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: The quality of acute stroke care in a regional Victorian hospital (study hospital) was assessed by comparing with selected standard indicators of Acute Stroke Clinical Care.

Design: A retrospective review of records of patients with stroke was performed manually and by reviewing electronic database.

Setting: The study was carried out in Goulburn Valley Health, one of the five regional referral and teaching hospitals in Victoria, Australia. Read More

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April 2019
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Use of clinical quality indicators to improve lung cancer care in a regional/rural network of health services.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Problem: Optimal lung cancer care requires multidisciplinary team input, with access to specialised diagnostic and therapeutic services that may be limited in rural or regional areas and impact clinical outcomes. Clinical quality indicators can be used to measure the quality of care delivered to patients with lung cancer in a region and identify areas for improvement. We describe the implementation of internationally recognised clinical quality indicators for lung cancer care in the Barwon South Western region. Read More

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Are all rural placements created equal? A national study of placement experiences among multidisciplinary health students.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

James Cook University College of Medicine and Dentistry, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Objective: Members of the National Rural Health Student Network have expressed concerns that the quality and accessibility of rural placements might vary between health degrees. This study compared a range of placement factors between health student disciplines.

Design: Cross-sectional survey. Read More

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Efficacy of a remote screening model for oral potentially malignant disorders using a free messaging application: A diagnostic test for accuracy study.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India.

Objective: To assess the feasibility of using a remote sensing model as a free messaging application tool in the preventive screening of oral potentially malignant disorders in a rural area of India.

Design: An observational cross-sectional study.

Setting: Primary care setting in Udupi District, Karnataka, South India. Read More

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Making rural health care better: How to attract interns to rural hospital.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Galilee Medical Center affiliated with Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University, Safed, Israel.

Objective: We examined the factors that influence medical school graduates' choices for the place of internship, so that they can guide policy-makers to attract interns to rural hospitals.

Design: A national survey.

Setting: Rural and metropoles of Israel. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12502DOI Listing
April 2019
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Young bisexual women's sexual health care experiences in Australian rural general practice.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Objective: To examine how young bisexual women in rural Tasmania experience routine sexual health care in general practice settings.

Design: Semi-structured interviews with bisexual women were used for this study. Self-selected and purposive sampling were used to recruit women in 2015. Read More

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Heating up the rural policy climate.

Authors:
Russell Roberts

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb;27(1):4-5

Charles Sturt University.

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February 2019

'The public rely on me a lot': Rural pharmacists' perspectives on their roles in oral health care.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 4;27(1):57-63. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Centre of Research Excellence in Primary Oral Health Care, Centre for Rural Health, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

Objective: To examine rural pharmacists' perspectives on their roles in oral health in rural communities and collaborations with dental practitioners.

Design: A qualitative research study using face-to-face, semistructured interviews. Interview data were thematically analysed with the assistance of Nvivo 10. Read More

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February 2019
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Prevalence and practice characteristics of urban and rural or remote Australian chiropractors: Analysis of a nationally representative sample of 1830 chiropractors.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 5;27(1):34-41. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: To determine the prevalence and clinical management characteristics of chiropractors practising in urban and rural or remote Australia.

Design: A cross-sectional analysis of the Australian Chiropractic Research Network project data.

Setting: Nationally representative sample of registered chiropractors practising in Australia. Read More

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February 2019
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Identifying support needs to improve rural dementia services for people with dementia and their carers: A consultation study in Victoria, Australia.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 4;27(1):22-27. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

La Trobe University, Victoria, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: The support and service needs of people with dementia and their carers are not always addressed in rural regions, yet family carers play an important role in supporting the person living with dementia to remain living in their own home. This study sought to identify and prioritise service and support needs of people with dementia and carers.

Design: A two-phase mixed methods study involving qualitative focus groups and a survey. Read More

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February 2019

Building a medical workforce in Tasmania: A profile of medical student intake.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 4;27(1):28-33. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Rural Clinical School, School of Medicine, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Objective: To identify under-represented groups in a medical school intake.

Design: Descriptive analysis of student demographic characteristics.

Setting: One state-wide medical school. Read More

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February 2019

Heart failure admissions following ST segment elevation myocardial infarction.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 30;27(1):99-100. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

John Hunter Hospital, Hunter New England Health, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

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February 2019
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Project to improve storage, access and incorporation of advance care plans in a regional Australian hospital.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 30;27(1):104-110. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

District Health Advisory Committee, Western Australian Country Health Service, Albany, Western Australia, Australia.

Problem: Despite acknowledged benefits, the impact of advance care planning on usual care is inconsistent.

Design: Quality improvement study.

Setting: A Western Australian regional hospital. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ajr.12467
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February 2019
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Malignant otitis externa in Australian Aboriginal patients: A 9-year retrospective analysis from the Northern Territory.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 30;27(1):78-82. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Darwin Hospital, Tiwi, Northern Territory, Australia.

Objective: In the Australian Aboriginal population, type 2 diabetes occurs at a much higher prevalence, with a much younger age of onset of the disease and its complications. Despite the clear association with malignant otitis externa, no previous studies have examined malignant otitis externa in this population. This study explores the pattern of malignant otitis externa amongst Australian Aboriginal patients in the Northern Territory. Read More

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February 2019
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Nutritional dual burden in Indigenous young adults: The geographical differential.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 30;27(1):14-21. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

Objective: Nutritional dual burden is defined as the coexistence of underweight and overweight in the same population. We report the rates of nutritional dual burden in Indigenous young men and women in the Northern Territory. Additionally, we examine the impact geographical area has on these rates. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ajr.12439
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February 2019
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Oral health of adolescents in the Colac-Otway Shire.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 29;27(1):93-98. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Oral Health Services, Barwon Health, Newcomb, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: Altruistically, the developmental stage of adolescence poses a unique time frame to instil positive oral health behaviours. Caries are commonly associated with lower socioeconomic populations and regional or rural regions and are often prevalent in adolescents. This research project assessed the patterns of oral health and oral health behaviours of adolescents and investigated any potentially changeable behaviours or ways in which health services might support improvement in their oral health. Read More

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February 2019

Home to health care to hospital: Evaluation of a cancer care team based in Australian Aboriginal primary care.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 29;27(1):88-92. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Indigenous Health, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: To evaluate the acceptability of a cancer care team based at an Australian Aboriginal medical service in supporting patients' cancer journeys and to assess improvements in access to cancer care.

Design: The cancer care team consisted of an Australian Aboriginal health worker, counsellor and enrolled nurse employed for 2 days a week, supported by a general practitioner. The cancer care team supported patients from prediagnosis while investigations were being undertaken, at diagnosis and through treatment, such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and follow-up, including to palliative care and grief support where these were required. Read More

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February 2019
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Factors associated with successful chronic disease treatment plans for older Australians: Implications for rural and Indigenous Australians.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department of General Practice, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: To identify factors associated with having a successful treatment plan for managing chronic conditions.

Design: Secondary analysis of the Commonwealth Fund's 2014 International Health Policy Survey.

Setting: Australia 2014. Read More

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January 2019

Objectively measured mobility of rural community-dwelling people aged 80 and over is strongly associated with greater use of services for community integration and social support: An observational study.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 29;27(1):6-13. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between the objectively measured mobility status of rural community-dwelling older people and their use of formal and informal services.

Design: Observational cross-sectional study.

Setting: Community volunteers, rural New South Wales, Australia. Read More

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February 2019
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Acute circulatory complications in people with diabetes mellitus type 2: How admission varies between urban and rural Victoria.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 29;27(1):49-56. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, Federation University, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: To identify the extent to which rurality influences the admission and mortality rates for acute circulatory complications among people with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Design: Retrospective study.

Setting: All Victorian hospitals. Read More

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February 2019

Diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes in youth in North Queensland and the Northern Territory: A health professional survey.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 29;27(1):42-48. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department Diabetes and Endocrinology, Cairns Hospital, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

Objective: To describe clinician practice regarding diagnosis, management and perceived barriers to the optimal management of youth-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus in North Queensland and the Northern Territory and to compare self-reported practice to guideline recommendations.

Design: A mailed questionnaire distributed between July and October 2017.

Setting: Clinicians practising in three tertiary hospitals and two primary care organisations in North Queensland and the Northern Territory. Read More

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February 2019
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Feasibility trial of the concept of 'health age' as a prompt for increasing regular physical activity in rural Australian adults.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

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January 2019

Rural versus urban women: An examination of anthropometry and body composition.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 29;27(1):70-77. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Faculty of Health and Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: To describe and compare body composition and fat distribution of Australian women 18-44 years from an urban and rural location.

Design: Cross-sectional survey and collection of anthropometric and body composition measurements.

Setting: Newcastle and Tamworth in New South Wales. Read More

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February 2019
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Utilising capacity in a rural hospital to support older people requiring hospital care: Kilcoy Connect.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Centre for Health Services Research, University of Queensland, Wooloongabba, Queensland, Australia.

Problem: The increasing specialisation of medical care in larger centres is contributing to the declining use of rural hospitals that are close to larger centres, risking bed closures or even facility closure.

Design: An allied health-led model of care supported by telehealth geriatrician services was developed and implemented in eight beds in a rural hospital to manage older patients needing geriatric evaluation and management.

Setting: The project was set in Kilcoy Hospital, a small facility north of Caboolture in Queensland, Australia. Read More

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January 2019
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Diabetes screening in pregnancy failing women in rural Western Australia: An audit of oral glucose tolerance test completion rates.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 29;27(1):64-69. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Rural Clinical School of Western Australia, University of Western Australia, Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia.

Objective: To quantify screening rate for gestational diabetes mellitus and completion of oral glucose tolerance test in rural and remote Western Australia.

Design And Participants: Retrospective audit of 551 antenatal records from women of 16 years and older without pre-existing diabetes and with singleton pregnancies delivered in 2013.

Main Outcome Measures: Number of women recorded screened for gestational diabetes mellitus in second or third trimester using oral glucose tolerance test or other tests; gestational diabetes mellitus rate. Read More

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February 2019
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In search of rainbows: Looking for signs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex culturally sensitive general practices in Gippsland, Victoria.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 29;27(1):101-103. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Monash Rural Health, Latrobe Valley and West Gippsland, Traralgon, Victoria, Australia.

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February 2019

Service providers' experience of methamphetamine and the portrayal of the 'ice epidemic' in remote Australia.

Aust J Rural Health 2019 Feb 29;27(1):83-87. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

National Drug Research Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Objective: To contrast service providers' perceptions about crystalline methamphetamine (henceforth, ice) use and harm with information communicated in media reports and politicians' statements.

Design: In-depth semi structured interviews with service providers about the nature and extent of ice use in the local community and its impact on individual services, clients and town life. Interviews were transcribed verbatim, manually analysed and coded around key themes, interpreted and independently cross-checked for context and accuracy. Read More

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February 2019

Rural health advocacy: The gaps, strategies and lessons.

Authors:
Russell Roberts

Aust J Rural Health 2018 Dec;26(6):382-383

Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia.

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December 2018

Mortality after emergency abdominal surgery in a non-metropolitan Australian centre.

Aust J Rural Health 2018 Dec 25;26(6):408-415. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

Department of General Surgery, Mount Gambier General Hospital, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia.

Objective: Emergency abdominal surgery has poorer outcomes and higher mortality rates, compared with elective surgery. Serious morbidity or mortality occurs in up to 40% of patients. No information is available with regard to the outcome of patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery in rural Australia. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ajr.12428
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December 2018
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How does studying rurally affect peer networks and resilience? A social network analysis of rural- and urban-based students.

Aust J Rural Health 2018 Dec 19;26(6):400-407. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Rural Clinical School, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Objective: To examine differences in peer networks between urban-based students and rural-stream students in an Australian medical school and to examine how characteristics of networks relate to resilience.

Design: Cross-sectional survey asking students to signify social, academic and support relationships with students in the same year and to complete a survey on their resilience.

Setting And Participants: All second-, third- and fourth-year students at the Australian National University Medical School. Read More

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December 2018
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Caring for adults with congenital heart disease in a regional setting.

Aust J Rural Health 2018 Dec 19;26(6):441-446. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Coffs Harbour Health Campus, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: The number of adults with congenital heart disease has increased with improvements in surgical and medical management, posing a challenge for regional and rural settings, which might have difficulties accessing specialised professionals with congenital heart disease services. This study aims to ascertain the demographics and management of adults with congenital heart disease seen by a cardiology practice in regional Australia to better understand the needs of regional adults with congenital heart disease.

Design: A descriptive study using data from clinical notes collected between April 2013 and April 2016. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ajr.12446
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December 2018
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Coming to town: Reaching agreement on a thorny issue.

Aust J Rural Health 2018 Dec 19;26(6):416-421. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Apunipima Cape York Health Council, Bungalow, Queensland, Australia.

Objective: To describe the process of gaining consensus across regional organisations in formulating measures to improve coordination of care for people from remote Far North Queensland communities coming to town (Cairns) to access health care.

Design: This is a descriptive study that includes survey data from workshop participants.

Setting: Coming to town for health care poses great challenges, especially for Indigenous Australians from remote communities. Read More

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December 2018
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Flash glucose monitoring-using technology to improve outcomes for patients with diabetes.

Aust J Rural Health 2018 Dec 19;26(6):453-454. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.

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December 2018
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Investigation on the use and acceptability of the Edmonton Frail Scale in a rural primary care setting.

Aust J Rural Health 2018 Dec 16;26(6):449-450. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Atherton, Queensland, Australia.

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December 2018
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Medical emergencies in rural North Queensland: Doctors perceptions of the training needs.

Aust J Rural Health 2018 Dec 16;26(6):422-428. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Objective: This study aimed to explore doctors' perceptions of the training needs of rural doctors in the context of managing emergencies in rural North Queensland.

Design: Using a qualitative approach, 20 semistructured interviews were conducted via telephone, video conference and in-person. Using an interview guide, areas such as preparedness of junior doctors for rural practice, areas for further training and confidence with managing emergencies were discussed. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ajr.12433
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December 2018
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Scoping the impact of curriculum and placement on the rural pharmacy workforce.

Aust J Rural Health 2018 Dec 15;26(6):384-393. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Objective: The objective of this review was to scope the impact of university rural curriculum and rural clinical placements on students' intentions to practise rurally and rural pharmacists' choice of rural practice.

Design: The scoping review used Arskey and O'Malley's methodological framework, searching the following databases: MEDLINE, CINAHL, Informit and Scopus. This scoping review followed PRISMA for article reporting. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ajr.12462
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December 2018
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Grasping the Ongaonga: When will New Zealand really integrate rural clinical education?

Aust J Rural Health 2018 Oct;26(5):323-328

Solo Rural GP, Kawhia, New Zealand.

Compared to Australia, substantial rural-based clinical education in New Zealand started small and still has some way to go if it is to fulfil its potential in workforce retention and recruitment to under-served areas. The authors share some of their experiences in rural medical education and then speculate on how it could develop. They discuss the merits of a clinical school composed of a dispersed network of rural sites, which provide and coordinate rural health education. Read More

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October 2018
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Rural health: An investment in regional development.

Authors:
Mark Diamond

Aust J Rural Health 2018 10;26(5):378

National Rural Health Alliance.

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October 2018

Two decades of building capacity in rural health education, training and research in Australia: University Departments of Rural Health and Rural Clinical Schools.

Aust J Rural Health 2018 Oct;26(5):314-322

Rural Clinical School, Flinders University, Renmark, South Australia, Australia.

This review article reports on the contribution of university Departments of Rural Health and Rural Clinical Schools to the development of rural health and the rural health workforce and is set at the Australian Government's university Departments of Rural Health and Rural Clinical Training and Support Programs. The main outcome measures include educational infrastructure, clinical academic workforce, student numbers, community engagement, research outputs, rural health and workforce outcomes. As a result, university Departments of Rural Health and Rural Clinical Schools have established a substantial geographical footprint covering most of the rural and remote populations and regions across Australia. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ajr.12470
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October 2018
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Kete pikau: A basket of knowledge - 'guidelines from back home'.

Authors:
Kate Senior

Aust J Rural Health 2018 Oct;26(5):353

University of Wollongong.

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October 2018

Improving the physical health of people living with mental illness in Australia and New Zealand.

Aust J Rural Health 2018 Oct;26(5):354-362

Immediate Past president, RANZCP, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

People diagnosed with mental illness have relatively poor physical health and die earlier than their counterparts in the general population. People living with mental illness in rural Australia have three times the risk of premature death than the total population. This article reviews recent international, Australian and New Zealand research, identifies the increased risk of early death of people living with mental health issues in rural settings and looks at the need for policy and practice responses. Read More

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October 2018

Paramedicine in Australia and New Zealand: A comparative overview.

Aust J Rural Health 2018 Oct;26(5):363-368

Paramedics Australasia, Ashburton, New Zealand.

Paramedic services in Australia and New Zealand (Australasia) share many characteristics, with both offering versions of the Anglo-American system of emergency medical response. Their industry and professional bodies are transnational and as a result have similar industry standards and professional expectations. The major difference been the two countries is their sources of funding, with Australian paramedic services generally receiving more government funding than those in New Zealand. Read More

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October 2018
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Research, education, advocacy: Keys to rural health success.

Authors:
Dalton Kelly

Aust J Rural Health 2018 10;26(5):377

New Zealand Rural General Practice Network.

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October 2018