The unique objective of this review was to prioritize the voices of patients and providers in discussing the disparities between health interventions and needs of people in rural communities.
Pre-COVID-19 literature had already shown that suicide rates are higher in rural communities3. Many factors have been attributed to this maldistribution, including limited access to care, reluctance to seek care, older age and higher rates of disability. At a time such as this, when the pandemic itself acts as a significant stressor to peoples lives, there is a much greater need for people in rural communities to seek mental health care.
The objective of this study was to identify commonalities between one regionally based medical school in Australia and one in Canada regarding the association between postgraduate training location and a doctors practice location once fully qualified in a medical specialty.
The Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme is an Australian Government program that aims to address workforce shortages, particularly in rural and remote areas.