Supporting rural procedural practice

Chater, Alan Bruce (2014). Supporting rural procedural practice. In Jim Rourke, Roger Strasser, Ian Couper and Steve Reid (Ed.), WONCA rural medical education guidebook (pp. 1-12) Bangkok, Thailand: World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).

Author Chater, Alan Bruce
Title of chapter Supporting rural procedural practice
Title of book WONCA rural medical education guidebook
Place of Publication Bangkok, Thailand
Publisher World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA)
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
Open Access Status Link (no DOI)
Year available 2014
Editor Jim Rourke
Roger Strasser
Ian Couper
Steve Reid
Chapter number 67
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Total chapters 71
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Rural people need services as close to their community as possible. Many have argued, especially in developed countries, that centralised services and transport are an alternative. This is doable and necessary with advanced specialised surgery but for more common conditions of less complexity and higher frequency, the need for local delivery of services increases. In striving for elusive perfection, all service can be lost from all but ‘centres of excellence’. When a mother is about to deliver a baby in a rural area, the presence of an obstetric service 300km away is not much comfort. What is required is a local well-trained generalist service. A number of studies have shown the efficacy of rural procedural practice. Many factors influence the availability of rural procedural services, however, including infrastructure; workforce; funding; and skills (training and maintenance). This chapter will touch on skills maintenance and the funding aspects of this.
Keyword Rural procedural practice
Medical services
Rural services
Generalist service
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
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