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access to service in remote communities

  • 20 Feb 2018 7:05 PM
    Reply # 5746113 on 5734320
    Anonymous

    Hi Sarah,

    3 services/year is very little.
    I work in a rural community 1.5h drive (one-way) from Hobart, and do the trip up once a fortnight - it is a real hotspot of foot disease and i'm really fortunate to have managerial support for this. Do you have regional data/statistics on incidence of risk factors/foot disease in your population? That might help with angling for increased services. Good luck - let us know how you go! 

    Pam

  • 13 Feb 2018 5:17 PM
    Message # 5734320

    How often do podiatrists think remote communities should have a service delivery? Current practice in central NT is 3 visits per year to most remote communities for NT health control and PHN funded. is this similar in WA and QLD top ends? I feel 4 per year is more acceptable but this is still under the 5 visits per year a chronic disease plan could allocate if there was no other service. 

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