Rehabilitation medicine

Peter B Disler, Ian D Cameron and Stephen F Wilson
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04846.x
Published online: 7 October 2002

This issue of the Journal launches a series of articles on rehabilitation medicine aimed at general practitioners and other doctors who have not specialised in this field. We, and our co-authors, hope to demonstrate that rehabilitation is a dynamic and critical component of the therapeutic continuum, and one that is essential if patients are to regain good quality of life after serious illness or injury.

  • Rehabilitation Programme and Victorian Rehabilitation Research Institute, Melbourne Health and University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC.


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