Report measures rural-city inequity

The extent of rural-major city inequity can be judged by a summary report produced by the National Rural Health Alliance. It shows that on just one single measure, access to Medicare, there is an annual deficit of about $1 billion (and growing) between major cities and rural, regional and remote areas.

The report also provides detail of the rural-city inequities in life expectancy, access to health professionals, health status and risk factors, the effectiveness of health promotion, cancer survival rates, education and educational outcomes, community infrastructure, communications and the cost of accessing essential services.

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