Oncology service initiatives and research in regional Australia

Murphy, Caitlin, Sabesan, Sabe, Steer, Christopher, Yates, Patsy, Booms, Anne, Jones, Victoria, Simpson, Alison, Clarke, Kerrie, Eek, Richard, Ashley, David, Goldstein, David, Packer, Chris, Tuthill, Fiona, Boyce, Adam, & Underhill, Craig (2015) Oncology service initiatives and research in regional Australia. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 23(1), pp. 40-48.

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Objective: This paper reflects on the recent growth of cancer research being conducted through some of Australia’s rural centres. It encompasses work being done across the fields of clinical, translational and health services research.

Design: This is a collaborative piece with contributions from rural health researchers, clinical and cancer services staff from several different regions.

Conclusion: The past decade has seen an expansion in cancer research in rural and regional Australia driven in part by the recognition that cancer patients in remote areas experience poorer outcomes than their metropolitan counterparts. This work has led to the development of more effective cancer networks and new models of care designed to meet the particular needs of the rural cancer patient. It is hoped that the growth of cancer research in regional centres will, in time, reduce the disparity between rural and urban communities and improve outcomes for cancer patients across both populations.

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ID Code: 82646
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: rural medicine, rural oncology, rural palliative care, rural service planning, rural workforce
DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12173
ISSN: 1038-5282
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 22 Mar 2015 23:38
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2015 00:43

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