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General practitioner (family physician) workforce in Australia: comparing geographic data from surveys, a mailing list and medicare

Mazumdar, Soumya; Konings, Paul; Butler, Danielle; McRae, Ian

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BACKGROUND Good quality spatial data on Family Physicians or General Practitioners (GPs) are key to accurately measuring geographic access to primary health care. The validity of computed associations between health outcomes and measures of GP access such as GP density is contingent on geographical data quality. This is especially true in rural and remote areas, where GPs are often small in number and geographically dispersed. However, there has been limited effort in assessing the quality of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-09-03
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95282
Source: BMC Health Services Research
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-343

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