Journal article

Chronic ill health in a regional Victoria setting: A 13-year comparison

Kristen Glenister, Lisa Bourke, Daniel Terry, David Simmons

Australian Journal of Rural Health | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: High-quality data regarding the prevalence of chronic disease in rural areas are essential in understanding the challenges faced by rural populations and for informing strategies to address health care needs. This study compared the prevalence of a range of self-reported chronic conditions and utilisation of GP services and emergency department in a regional Victorian setting between two studies conducted in the same region in 2001-2003 and 2014. DESIGN: Repeat cross-sectional studies conducted over a decade apart. SETTING: The projects were conducted in the Goulburn Valley in regional Victoria. PARTICIPANTS: The earlier study randomly selected households from local government lis..

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