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Use of measures of socioeconomic deprivation in planning primary health care workforce and defining health care need in Australia

Butler, Danielle; Petterson, Stephen; Bazemore, Andrew; Douglas, Kirsty P

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Objective: To examine whether measures of remoteness areas adequately reveal high need populations, measured against socioeconomic disadvantage and physician to population ratios. Design: Exploratory spatial analysis of relationships between remoteness areas, medical workforce supply and the index of relative socioeconomic disadvantage (IRSD). Bivariate analyses examined associations between remoteness areas and IRSD. From this analysis, a composite score of deprivation was constructed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/57323
Source: Australian Journal of Rural Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2010.01154.x

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