Australian Journal of Rural Health
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Implementation of a multicomponent intervention to optimise patient safety through improved oxygen prescription in a rural hospital.
To rationalise oxygen procedures in adult medical and surgical inpatients with a view to improving patient safety. Prospective pre- and post-intervention audit. Manning Hospital, a rural referral hospital in Taree NSW. Pre-intervention: 82 patients aged 72.7 ± 14.7 years. Post-intervention: 77 patie...
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...
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...
Bibliometric analysis on Australian rural health publications from 2006 to 2012.
To review Australian rural health (ARH) publications in PubMed from 2006 to 2012 and address ARH issues raised by the 2013 Health and Medical Research report. Retrospective observational study. Internet-based bibliometric analysis using PubMed. MEDLINE-indexed ARH publications from 2006 to 2012 were...
Rural New South Wales women's access to abortion services: highlights from an exploratory qualitative study.
The aim of the study was to identify factors that New South Wales (NSW) rural women experience in relation to their ability to access an abortion service and follow-up care. The qualitative responses from interviews are reported. Rural and regional NSW. Staff from community based non-government Wome...
Bilateral spigelian hernias: diagnosis and treatment in a regional hospital.
An exploration of the priority remote health personnel give to the development of the Indigenous Health Worker oral health role and why: une...
This research was undertaken to explore the priority given by remote area health personnel to the development of the oral health role of Indigenous Health Workers and the rationale for this prioritisation. Semistructured individual interviews and focus group interviews were undertaken with remote ar...
Simple cost analysis of a rural dental training facility in Australia.
Student clinical placements away from the university dental school clinics are an integral component of dental training programs. In 2009, the School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Griffith University, commenced a clinical placement in a remote rural community in Australia. This paper presents a simp...