Journal article

Comparing private and public transport access to diabetic health services across inner, middle, and outer suburbs of Melbourne, Australia

Rebecca Madill, Hannah Badland, Suzanne Mavoa, Billie Giles-Corti

BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH | BMC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Melbourne, Australia is experiencing rapid population growth, with much of this occurring in metropolitan outer suburban areas, also known as urban growth areas. Currently little is known about differences in travel times when using private and public transport to access primary and secondary services across Melbourne's urban growth areas. Plan Melbourne Refresh, a recent strategic land use document has called for a 20 min city, which is where essential services including primary health care, can be accessed within a 20 min journey. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major chronic condition in Australia, with some of Melbourne's growth areas having some of the highest prevalenc..

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Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship


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Funding Acknowledgements

RM is funded by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, a Melbourne Studentship and a Windermere Foundation Scholarship for Nursing. SM is supported an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (#1121035). HB is supported by a RMIT University VC Senior Research Fellowship. BGC is supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award (#1004900). The funding bodies had no direct role in the design of the study; or collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; or in writing the manuscript.