Socioeconomic disadvantage and use of general practitioners in rural and remote Australia

Gavin Turrell, Brian F Oldenburg, Elizabeth Harris, Damien J Jolley and Merel L Kimman
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05561.x
Published online: 15 September 2003

Gavin Turrell,* Brian F Oldenburg, Elizabeth Harris, Damien J Jolley,§ Merel L Kimman

  • 2 School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059
  • 3 South West Sydney Area Health Service, Centre for Health Equity Research, Training and Evaluation, Liverpool, NSW
  • 4 School of Health Sciences, Biostatistics and Epidemiology Unit, Deakin University, Burwood, VIC.


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