Modelling The Adoption And Use Of Virtual Services Technologies For Rural And Regional Healthcare: Economic And Quality Of Care Perspectives

Grant number: LP0774949 | Funding period: 2007 - 2007



Rural and regional Australians account for more than a third of the population. Compared with their urban counterparts, they face higher mortality rates and experience higher hospitalisation rates. They face significant challenges in accessing healthcare services and expertise. This research will provide guidelines on the effective and efficient use of virtual services technologies to provide more equitable access to healthcare for rural and regional Australians. This will enable healthcare providers and government agencies to select and deliver appropriate technology solutions yielding improved quality of care at a reduced cost. Access delays will be reduced through localised healthcare del..

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