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Attraction, recruitment and distribution of health professionals in rural and remote Australia: early results of the Rural Health Professionals Program

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, March 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Attraction, recruitment and distribution of health professionals in rural and remote Australia: early results of the Rural Health Professionals Program
Published in
Human Resources for Health, March 2014
DOI 10.1186/1478-4491-12-15
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Authors

Anna L Morell, Sandra Kiem, Melanie A Millsteed, Almerinda Pollice

Abstract

Australians living in rural and remote communities experience relatively poor health status in comparison to the wider Australian population (Med J Aust 185:37-38, 2006). This can be attributed in part to issues of access to health services arising from difficulties in recruiting and retaining health professionals in these areas. The Rural Health Professionals Program is an initiative designed to increase the number of allied health and nursing professionals in rural and remote Australia by providing case managed recruitment and retention support services. This paper reports on early analysis of available programme data to build knowledge of factors related to the recruitment and distribution of health professionals in rural and remote Australia.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 2 4%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 53 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 36%
Researcher 7 13%
Student > Postgraduate 7 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 11%
Unspecified 4 7%
Other 12 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 41%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 16%
Unspecified 5 9%
Social Sciences 5 9%
Psychology 3 5%
Other 11 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 April 2014.
All research outputs
#2,027,563
of 13,469,606 outputs
Outputs from Human Resources for Health
#282
of 732 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#30,230
of 187,972 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Human Resources for Health
#3
of 5 outputs
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