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Type: Journal article
Title: Rural surgery: The Australian experience
Author: Bruening, M.
Maddern, G.
Citation: Surgical Clinics of North America, 2009; 89(6):1325-1333
Publisher: W B Saunders Co
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 0039-6109
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Martin H. Bruening and Guy J. Maddern
Abstract: A significant proportion of the Australian population resides nonmetropolitan regions. For the majority of these smaller regional centers, the surgical service delivery has been traditionally provided by either solo or two-person surgical practices. As medical students' interest in rural practice declined, new models were created to ensure medical care in these areas. This article outlines the past and current state of medical care in rural areas, highlighting models used in Port Augusta, Mount Gambier, and Port Lincoln. It concludes that these models are successful and should be further developed.
Keywords: Australia
Rural surgical workforce
Undergraduate education
Provincial hospitals
General surgery
Description: Crown copyright © 2009 Published by Elsevier Inc.
DOI: 10.1016/j.suc.2009.07.004
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