Mind the gap: is it time to invest in embedded researchers in regional, rural and remote health services to address health outcome discrepancies for those living in rural, remote and regional areas?
Anna Moran, Helen Haines, Nicole Raschke, David Schmidt, Alison Koschel, Alexandre Stephens, Cynthia Opie, Susan Nancarrow
AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2019
Research capacity building in healthcare works to generate and apply new knowledge to improve health outcomes; it creates new career pathways, improves staff satisfaction, retention and organisational performance. While there are examples of investment and research activity in rural Australia, overall, rural research remains under-reported, undervalued and under-represented in the evidence base. This is particularly so in primary care settings. This lack of contextual knowledge generation and translation perpetuates rural-metropolitan health outcome disparities. Through greater attention to and investment in building research capacity and capability in our regional, rural and remote health s..View full abstract