Australian Journal of Rural Health
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Do clinical pathways enhance access to evidence-based acute myocardial infarction treatment in rural emergency departments?
The objective of this study is to measure the impact of a five-step implementation process for an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) clinical pathway (CPW) on thrombolytic administration in rural emergency departments.
Do not move the furniture and other advice for new remote area nurses (RANs).
Does routine psychological screening of newly diagnosed rural cancer patients lead to better patient outcomes? Results of a pilot study.
Psychological screening did not increase rates of referral to psychosocial support staff for patients with psychological morbidity. However, given the methodological limitations of this pilot study, the results should be interpreted with caution. The DT was found to have acceptable sensitivity and s...
Funding for rural health research from the Australian Research Council: A missed opportunity?
The level of under-funding for rural health research could be partially addressed by directing applications towards the ARC, in addition to the National Health and Medical Research Council. With a few exceptions, rural health researchers are not yet competitive in the national funding arena....
The frontline and the ivory tower: A case study of service and professional-driven curriculum
Formative evaluation suggests that a curriculum driven by service and professional groups, such as the Flinders University Remote Health Practice program, is able to better prepare remote health practitioners and improve their effectiveness. Difficulties in development included a lack of recognitio...
Health status differentials across rural and remote Australia.
This paper describes mortality and disease patterns across five broad remoteness categories of Australia, with reference to the context in which those outcomes develop and are treated. Health and its outcomes become worse as remoteness increases. Some of this phenomenon reflects proportionally great...
Critical health infrastructure for refugee resettlement in rural Australia: case study of four rural towns.
The capacity of health care workers to provide comprehensive care is threatened by low numbers of practitioners, and high levels of turnover of health care staff, which results in attrition of specialised knowledge among health care workers treating refugees. Critical health infrastructure includes...
The rural nurse-practitioner: concepts and issues.
This paper reviews concepts, issues and research findings related to the role of the nurse-practitioner; in particular, findings related to the role of the rural nurse-practitioner are considered. Issues related to the nurse-practitioner, including effectiveness, physician acceptance, client accepta...
Renal failure in Arnhem Land: missed opportunities for prevention and treatment.
Our understanding of these causes is quite embryonic. Despite several years of lobbying by Aboriginal health organisations the Northern Territory government has no coherent plans for ongoing prevention and management of kidney problems, and no services outside the main urban centres. The issues invo...
Close the gap for vision: The key is to invest on coordination.
The study aims to estimate costs required for coordination and case management activities support access to treatment for the three most common eye conditions among Indigenous Australians, cataract, refractive error and diabetic retinopathy. Coordination activities were identified using in-depth int...