Australia needs a distinctive “rural health” approach that recognises the valuable role played by the “outback” in our economy and our national psyche
The year 2002, the "Year of the Outback", is an opportune time to reflect on why rural health matters and why it continues to be important for Australia. It is the culmination of a decade of initiatives and activity by governments, health organisations and communities seeking to address the "problem of rural health".
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