Significant Factors Influencing the Health of Rural and Remote Communities

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  • Rural and remote dwellers experience lower health status as a result of remoteness and higher rates of work-related injuries.
  • People who live in rural and remote areas of Australia have less access to health care then people who live in the city
  • Poor access to health services, lower socio-economic status and employment levels, exposure to harsh environments, little health infrastructure and occupational hazards contribute to health inequities
  • Health care in a rural community can only be effective if the people of that community want the services that are offered or are offered the services that are relevant to them. To achieve this, the community members must be involved in the planning and development of services

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