03 August 2017

Health Care Access, Mental Health, and Preventative Health; Health Priority Survey Findings for People in the Bush

This report published by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, is from a collaboration between the National Farmers' Federation and the Country Women's Association of Australia. A survey of over 450 country people drawn from every state and territory, saw one-third of responses (32.5%) name doctor and medical specialist access as their key priority. 

The five most important issues identified by respondents overall were access to medical services; mental health; drugs and alcohol; cancer; and cardiovascular health. The areas of health that respondents identified money should be spent on included: access to medical services; mental health; health promotion and prevention activities; cancer; aged care; and travel and accommodation support for people needing to access health care outside of their community.
Download the report here.  

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