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Rural health at crisis point as towns go without local doctors, fund their own medical practice

  • The crisis in rural health continues which is apparent in the decreased number of midwives, dentists, allied health workers, occupational therapists, etc. in Australia.
  • Dr. Michael Mbaogu considers GP understaffing a perennial problem across the nation.
  • Both the Labor and the Coalition made commitments to attract medical professionals outside the cities.
  • The Rural Doctors Association of Australia hopes that the commitments could change the crisis in the healthcare sector.

No doctors, long-distance travel, and a town that's funded its own medical practice

No doctors, long-distance travel, and a town that's funded its own medical practice

www.abc.net.au
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