Rural emergency departments supplement general practice care

Penny L Allen, Colleen Cheek and Marielle Ruigrok
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01114
Published online: 19 January 2015

To the Editor: To provide a rural comparison to Nagree and colleagues' metropolitan study,1 we estimated the number of general practice-type patients attending emergency departments (EDs) in north-west Tasmania.

  • Penny L Allen1
  • Colleen Cheek1
  • Marielle Ruigrok2

  • 1 University of Tasmania, Burnie, TAS.
  • 2 Department of Health and Human Services, Hobart, TAS.


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