Solving the shortage of general practitioners in remote and rural Australia: a Sisyphean task?

Max Kamien and W Ian Cameron
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00743.x
Published online: 4 December 2006

Despite all our efforts, the boulder is barely halfway up the mountain

When I set up in practice at Kununoppin [Western Australia] in 1958, the hospital was administered by a teenage girl working 3 days per week, the bed average was 20 and if I had a problem, the Medical Department would solve it.

  • 1 Discipline of General Practice, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.
  • 2 NSW Rural Doctors Network, Newcastle, NSW.


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