Rural medical workforce maldistribution and shortage remain key problems for Australia and other large countries with dispersed populations. This comes as no surprise given its
Welcome to 2019 and also to our new website. NSW Regional Health Partners is a very new organisation but determined to have an impact – by accelerating the translation of evidence into practice to improve the health and wellbeing of regional, rural and remote communities.
Currently there is frequently a gap between the best evidence we know and the care patients actually receive. This ‘translation gap’ is a major problem, reducing the benefit of investment in biomedical research, resulting in research waste and needlessly poor outcomes for individuals and communities. Closing it is not easy:
‘as a social intervention, improving health care is complex and, therefore, difficult to understand, design, implement, reproduce, describe and report’.