Highway to health: better access for rural and remote patients/ Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs

While Australia has a relatively sophisticated public and private health care system, for some people geographic isolation inhibits their access to specialist health care. Out of a total population of just over 21 million, approximately 34 per cent of Australians reside in regional, rural and remote areas with limited specialist health services. This Senate report investigates the operation and effectiveness of Patient Assisted Travel Schemes .


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