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Access to rural general practice and primary care: time now for more equitable and sustainable solutions?

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Heard, Sam
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.10, No.3
  • Country: Australia

Australia has the resources to provide reasonable primary medical and health care to all of its population. It is a particularly worthwhile expense, with positive social and biophysical outcomes. In many aspects of health care, primary care provides most of the benefit and almost all of the value. Why then don't we provide this basic service to all Australians?

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