Rural areas bear the brunt of healthcare worker shortages and this inequality needs to be solved, before any form of National Health Insurance (NHI) is possible.
After turning down placements at rural hospitals, hundreds of newly qualified doctors remain unemployed while the country’s rural state hospitals remain desperately understaffed because of a complex – yet fixable – situation. Health-e News’ Amy Green investigates whether these health professionals are being ‘picky’ and what possible solutions there are to this senseless situation.
Human Resources National Health Insurance (NHI) Policy and Legislation Rural Health
Rural health advocacy groups have developed guidelines aimed at ensuring that policy makers and government address the rural context when developing and implementing policies.