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Improving access and equity in rural and remote Australia - provision of women's health medical services by female GPs in remote and rural areas

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Whittle, P; Williams, L
  • Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The personal experience of a bush woman and health consumer, who is also the convenor of the Consumer Network Group of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Section, is outlined in part one of this paper. Part two describes the experience of Doctor Priscilla Whittle, provider of the Rural Women's GP Service. The particular health issues for rural women are discussed along with a brief evaluation of the progress of the program.

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