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Casey M - - 2004
Australian football and netball are the predominant sports played in rural Victoria, Australia. This exploratory study is the first to report the sport safety policies and practices adopted by junior Australian football and netball clubs in small rural communities. Eleven informants from four clubs completed a semi-structured interview and survey. ...
Janes Ron - - 2004
AIMS: To describe themes about rural general practice from the written responses in the 'New Zealand Rural GPs 1999 Survey'. METHODS: A postal questionnaire surveyed all rural general practitioners (GPs) in New Zealand (NZ), who were asked for comments or suggestions about rural general practice. These responses were explored for ...
Wainer Jo - - 2004
To identify the impact of family life on the ways women practice rural medicine and the changes needed to attract women to rural practice. Census of women rural doctors in Victoria in 2000, using a self-completed postal survey. General and specialist practice. Two hundred and seventy-one female general practitioners and ...
Matsumoto Masatoshi - - 2004
The purpose of this paper was to discover to what degree Japanese rural doctors are satisfied with various aspects of their jobs and lives, and to find out whether they intend to continue their rural careers. Nationwide postal survey. Public clinics or hospitals in municipalities that are authorised as 'rural' ...
Wearne Susan - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) curriculum is designed for rural and remote general practice in Australia. We explored the potential for its implementation in the Northern Territory (NT). METHODS: Forty-two doctors who might teach or study the ACRRM curriculum were interviewed on the predicted barriers ...
Kenny Amanda - - 2004
In Australia, like many countries, government, medicine and the community have maintained an interdependent and symbiotic relationship based on mutual resource dependency and reciprocity. The services of medicine have been indispensable to government and the community and in return medicine has achieved power, elitism and financial gain. Traditionally, doctors have ...
Fallacaro Michael D - - 2004
This study describes the correlation between anesthesia providers by type (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist [CRNA] or anesthesiologist) and their respective rural or urban distributions across America. Analyses are based on county level data contained in several distinct databases with a given assumption that most providers practice and reside in the ...
Levin Roger P - - 2004
Just because the economy fluctuates does not mean your practice has to do the same. You can take steps to ensure that your practice secures optimal income during a weak economic cycle. By performing "WOW" customer service, cutting down on accounts receivable, increasing case presentation, and motivating your staff, your ...
Wootton John - - 2004
In summary, rural practice in Canada has had its image burnished in recent years and its model of practice (comprehensive, multi-tasking autonomous practice in multiple environments--"polyvalence" in good Québecois) increasingly recognized as an efficient model, which could apply to many settings. Where it thrives it has succeeded in distributing these ...
Laven Gillian - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: We sought to summarise the evidence for an association between rural background and rural practice by systematically reviewing the national and international published reports. DESIGN: A systematic review. SETTING: A search of the national and international published reports from 1973 to October 2001. SUBJECT: The search criteria included observational ...
Pierce David - - 2003
INTRODUCTION: Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been extensively used to manage depression and anxiety. It has been offered to general practitioners (GPs) as a technique suited to primary care. METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-two GPs, who had participated in workshops on CBT, in rural Victoria, were surveyed about their use, expectations ...
Rourke James T B - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To determine how family medicine residents and practising rural physicians rate possible solutions for recruiting and sustaining physicians in rural practice. DESIGN: Cross-sectional mailed survey. SETTING: Rural family practices and family medicine residency programs in Ontario. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred seventy-six physicians and 210 residents. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Ratings of ...
Laven Gillian A - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors associated with general practitioners' current practice location, with particular emphasis on rural location. DESIGN: Observational, retrospective, case-control study using a self-administered questionnaire. SETTING: Australian general practices in December 2000. PARTICIPANTS: 2414 Australian-trained rural and urban GPs. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Current urban or rural practice location. ...
Gates Robert L - - 2003
Rural general surgeons perform a wide variety of procedures and have practices different from those of surgeons in larger communities. Because of this residents completing a classical general surgery training program may not be prepared for the rural setting. The 219 licensed physicians in West Virginia who list general surgery ...
Evans Simon - - 2003
This study reviewed the provision of counselling services through 30 general practices in Wiltshire, a rural county in South West England, by means of a postal questionnaire, which had an 80% response rate, and interviews with key stakeholders. While 83% of general practices had a practice-based counsellor and 87% referred ...
Biswas, P.K.
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Lee Sarah - - 2003
The current shortage of health personnel in rural Australia is compounded by the difficulty in recruiting and retaining new graduate health professionals in rural practice. This qualitative study aimed to explore the experiences of five new graduate occupational therapists who began their careers in rural New South Wales (NSW). Data ...
Frisch Larry - - 2003
Limited information is available on long-term patterns of practice location choice among family physicians, although these patterns will significantly affect the quantity, quality, and continuity of health care provided in rural areas. From 1992 through 2000, five biennial surveys were administered to graduates of three family practice residency programs. Graduates ...
Benzie Daniel - - 2003
The author, a family practice specialist from Minnesota in the United States, worked as a locum in rural New South Wales for 6 months. This provided him with the opportunity to reflect on the differences between the specialty of family practice in his home state of Minnesota and general practice ...
Adams Graham L - - 2003
CONTEXT: Many state, federal, and foundation resources have been invested in improving the recruitment of primary care providers to rural communities. The Southern Rural Access Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has provided varying levels of support to several southern states to assist with retention of those providers. ...
Bruening Martin H - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Rural general surgery is faced with a shortage of resident surgeons in many parts of Australia. Although it is accepted that an undergraduate rural exposure favourably influences graduates to undertake rural practice, it is not known whether postgraduate terms exert a similar effect. METHOD: Advanced general surgical trainees in ...
Crampton Melissa - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The case for doctors' performance and maintenance of competence are issues of increasing importance for the profession, governments and communities. There is also increasing public expectation that the profession will be pro-active in protecting patients from under performing doctors. The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) positions ...
Hill Douglas - - 2002
AIM: The shortage of rural doctors is acknowledged worldwide. This study aimed to identify incentives that would attract doctors into rural practice in New Zealand. METHODS: Registrars and seminar attendees of the General Practice Vocational Training Programme in 2000 and 2001 were surveyed using focus groups and subsequent questionnaire to ...
Iversen Lisa - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether there are workload pressures, as reported by healthcare professionals, which are unique to rural general practice. DESIGN: Semi-structured face-to-face interviews with staff from general practice teams located in different geographical areas. SETTING: The north-east of Scotland (Grampian). PARTICIPANTS: 16 GPs, 14 practice nurses, 9 practice managers ...
Ofovwe G E - - 2002
To determine the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of home management of febrile convulsion (FC), by mothers in the community, focus group discussions (FGD) were conducted in two communities, Uselu (urban) and Evbuomodu village (rural), both in Edo State, Southern Nigeria. The study was conducted between December 2000 and February ...
Kippenbrock Thomas - - 2002
The aims of the study were to examine the nurse practitioners' (NP) workplace distribution, the relationship between the NPs' racial/ethnic characteristics, and the demographic characteristics of Mississippi Delta counties; and the NPs' practice in communities designated as health professional shortage areas (HPSAs). A total of 453 NPs from Arkansas, Tennessee, ...
Aggarwal Kamal - - 2002
387 mothers in Mehrauli block of Delhi were interviewed regarding their knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices regarding measles. 98.4% enumerated one or the other symptoms, fever being the commonest. 77.5% were aware of the infectious nature and 97% had favourable attitude regarding feeding the child during measles. The commonest foodstuff ...
Thapa V - - 2002
Bed management is one of the important activities for efficient hospital management. The present study on evaluation of bed management in a rural hospital revealed that the total bed capacity could not be utilised. The turnover rate, turnover interval, bed occupancy rate and average length of stay were closely corroborating.
Inoue Kazuo - - 2002
This study investigated locum tenens dispatch to rural practices organised by a medical school. Locum tenens has not been studied previously in rural general practice, and little has been reported about locum dispatch from an academic institution. Since 1990, Jichi Medical School (JMS) has sent faculty members as locum tenens ...
Stanton Marietta P - - 2002
The authors describe a study of rural case managers' role perceptions. Although various studies have investigated the role of the case manager, no study has examined the role in a rural environment. Survey data and focus groups are used to determine information about the role. Nurses identified differences and problems ...
Abad-Franch F - - 2002
Rhodnius ecuadoriensis infests peridomiciles and colonises houses in rural southern Ecuador. Six out of 84 dwellings (7%) surveyed in a rural village were infested (78 bugs/infested domicile; 279 bugs were collected in a single dwelling). Precipitin tests revealed R. ecuadoriensis fed on birds (65%), rodents (31%), marsupials (8%), and humans ...
bij de Vaate Annelies - - 2002
OBJECTIVES: to assess the knowledge, attitudes, practices and the potential role of trained Gambian traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in the prevention, recognition and management of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). DESIGN: a qualitative, reflective approach using semi-structured interviews followed by group discussions. SETTING: poorly-resourced rural villages in The Gambia, West Africa. PARTICIPANTS: ...
Vigod Simone N - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is a common problem that affects one in five women during the pre-menopausal years. It is frequently managed by family physicians, especially in northern, rural and isolated areas where severe shortages of gynecologists exist. METHODS: We surveyed 194 family physicians in northern, rural and isolated ...
KREKEL, CHRISTINE ELIZABETH
PURPOSE: To compare physician referral practices and attitudes for hereditary breast cancer between clinical practice locations: urban, suburban, and rural. METHODS: 214 physicians in Southwest Ohio's Tristate Region completed a self-administered questionnaire to assess referral practices and attitudes for hereditary breast cancer. Respondents were randomly sampled and grouped retrospectively into ...
Jensen Christine C - - 2002
This study examines how rural electives affect medical residents' opinions about rural practice and which factors encourage or discourage choice of rural practice. Participants in a one- to two-month rural elective and a matched group of randomly selected nonparticipants were surveyed. Seventy percent of the elective participants (n = 58) ...
Wainer J - - 2001
An expert panel of female rural and remote doctors have nominated updating professional skills as the most important strategy for sustainable rural general practice for women. The panel was comprised of members of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). The panel was asked to identify and prioritise ...
Gabhainn S N - - 2001
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to describe, using a national census, the characteristics of rural general practices and compare these with city and town general practices. METHODS: A previously piloted, anonymous but linked, questionnaire was issued to all GPs in Ireland. A liaison network covering the country ...
Beaton N S - - 2001
The need for an appropriate, dedicated vertically-integrated training pathway for rural doctors, provided by regional consortia of educational organisations, has been clearly identified by Rural Doctors Association of Queensland (RDAQ) and The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) as a key strategy to resolve rural medical workforce issues. ...
Lindeke L L - - 2001
Studies of barriers to nurse practitioner (NP) practice show similar results for more than 20 years. Comparisons of barriers to rural NP practice have not been performed. Descriptive data about perceived barriers to practice were collected from 292 NPs in one midwestern state (urban, 229; rural, 63; response rate, 60%). ...
Semega-Janneh I J - - 2001
Sub-optimal breastfeeding practices still prevail in many countries, especially in traditional rural communities. Despite high breastfeeding initiation rates and long total duration of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding is a rare practice. In the present study, quantitative methods were used to identify current infant feeding practices in 12 rural communities in The ...
Hilgert N I - - 2001
The use of herbal pharmacopoeia in the domestic life of a rural community in the west of the Orán Department, Salta Province, Argentina is reported in this article. One hundred and seventeen plant species belonging to 52 families and 98 different genera were included. Their vernacular name, popular use, administration, ...
Sherker S - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To describe use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by in-line skaters at four different skate settings (rink, park, trail and street) in Melbourne and rural Victoria, and to compare local PPE with reported international use. METHOD: Unobtrusive observations of in-line skaters at four types of skate settings (rinks, parks, ...
Kimaro E - - 2001
A survey of the anaesthetic services in rural Tanzania was carried out in an area of 67500 km2 and population of 4 million in order to assess the quality of anaesthesia and the major obstacles to good practice. Lack of draw-over vaporizers, Ayre's T-pieces, and a supply of oxygen were ...
Wilkinson D - - 2001
The GP Links program aims to promote the amalgamation of smaller general practices into larger group practices and is one of several strategies being used to modernise Australian family practice. GP Links provides financial incentives to practices willing to amalgamate. The focus of the program has been on urban practices ...
Wilkinson D - - 2001
Difficulty recruiting and retaining doctors in rural and remote Australia is well recognised. Here, we describe the positive impact on recruitment and retention of general practitioners of a network of university-linked rural family practices in South Australia. Between August 1995 and October 1999, 17 doctors were recruited; eight (47%) were ...
Tually P - - 2001
Limited accessibility to certain medical imaging services in regional and rural centres has led to the use of alternative modalities, which may not be best practice or which require patients to travel considerable distances for diagnosis. Data collected over three years were examined to determine the clinical effect of nuclear ...
Larson T A - - 2000
OBJECTIVES: (1) Define "incident-to" rules for Medicare reimbursement; (2) Describe how pharmacists can meet incident-to rules; (3) Provide examples of models of practice in rural areas that could be useful for meeting incident-to rules; and (4) Develop a strategy for creating a pharmacy practice model that could meet Medicare reimbursement ...
Vinod Kumar Bahuguna
The rural people in India, particularly the tribals and poor, depend on forest resources for meeting their energy needs, forest products, and for employment. This paper gives details of one estimation of dependency of people on forests in villages in the Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, and Gujarat states of India. Benefits ...
MacIsaac P - - 2000
The West Vic Division of General Practice, working with the Department of General Practice, The University of Queensland conducted a qualitative study of GPs who had left western Victoria over the previous 10 years to examine issues relating to the decision to leave rural practice. This study was conducted as ...
MacIsaac P - - 2000
Many strategies have been trialed to recruit GPs to rural areas and to retain them once there. The West Vic Division of General Practice, a rural division in central-western Victoria, has developed and piloted a case management model. Case management is the holistic provision of services to meet an agreed ...
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