A sampling framework for rural and remote doctors.

Hays R.B., Craig M.L., Wise A.L., Nichols A., Mahoney M.D., Adkins P.B., Sheehan M. and Siskind V. (1994) A sampling framework for rural and remote doctors.. Australian journal of public health, 18 3: 273-276. doi:10.1111/j.1753-6405.1994.tb00244.x

Author Hays R.B.
Craig M.L.
Wise A.L.
Nichols A.
Mahoney M.D.
Adkins P.B.
Sheehan M.
Siskind V.
Title A sampling framework for rural and remote doctors.
Journal name Australian journal of public health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1035-7319
Publication date 1994-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.1994.tb00244.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 18
Issue 3
Start page 273
End page 276
Total pages 4
Language eng
Subject 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Abstract Abstract: A pilot survey by telephone interview, followed by a questionnaire of all rural doctors identified in Queensland, was used develop both a definition of rural practice that distinguishes it from urban general practice and a classification of rural and remote practice which assists in sampling of rural doctors. Questionnaire responses in specific geographic areas were compared using chi‐square and Mantel‐Haenszel chi‐square tests. Several factors were found to differentiate rural from urban general practice consistently, thereby enabling a functional definition of rural practice to be developed. Within the broad group of rural doctors, gradients in practice characteristics were found to differentiate doctors in larger rural centres from those in smaller, more remote communities. These gradients were related to the distance and time of travel from support services. They formed the basis of a complex classification of rural and remote general practice. This functional definition of rural and remote medical practice should be considered by researchers of rural medicine issues when sampling rural and remote doctors. The strategies used in this study could be adapted for use in considering practice characteristics of other rural health professions. 1994 Public Health Association of Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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