Title

Access and issues of equity in remote/rural areas

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2001

Abstract

This article reports on a workshop in which the major focus was a review of the barriers that prevent access to the array of community-based services available to the rural elderly. The demographics of the elderly were outlined and key components of the service system described. Attention was given to access hospital-based care, the closing of hospitals and the reasons for bypassing rural hospitals for those in large towns or cities. Special emphasis also was given to mental health services and their uneven accessibility. A review of the policy implications closed the workshop.

Publication Name

Journal of Rural Health

Volume Number

17

First Page

356

Last Page

359

Issue Number

4

DOI

10.1111/j.1748-0361.2001.tb00288.x

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