The Insights Series

Healthcare in rural, regional and remote NSW

Released: 10 November 2016


This report captures how the healthcare system responds to the challenges posed by geography and isolation in rural, regional and remote areas of NSW. People in rural, regional and remote areas of NSW are familiar with the challenges posed by geography and isolation. Healthcare systems are similarly challenged. Low population density, long travelling times, limited opportunities to harness economies of scale, difficulties recruiting a skilled workforce and an ageing population all place significant pressure upon healthcare services. Capturing, in a meaningful way, how the healthcare system and the organisations within that system, respond to these challenges is the main aim of this report.


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Page updated: 13th Nov 2017
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