Journal article

International approaches to rural generalist medicine: a scoping review.

Nicholas Schubert, Rebecca Evans, Kristine Battye, Tarun Sen Gupta, Sarah Larkins, Lachlan McIver

Hum Resour Health | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Contemporary approaches to rural generalist medicine training and models of care are developing internationally as part of an integrated response to common challenges faced by rural and remote health services and policymakers (addressing health inequities, workforce shortages, service sustainability concerns). The aim of this study was to review the literature relevant to rural generalist medicine. METHODS: A scoping review was undertaken to answer the broad question 'What is documented on rural generalist medicine?' Literature from January 1988 to April 2017 was searched and, after final eligibility filtering (according to established inclusion and exclusion criteria), 102 artic..

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