The expanding role of generalists in rural and remote health: A systematic review

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Rural and remote communities have poorer health outcomes and health care access than urban populations. Doctors are in short supply. Generalist practitioners in rural and remote areas apply a broad scope of clinical practice. Despite policy support for generalism and initiatives to sustain skills, trends towards sub-specialisation, diminishing practice scope among General Practitioners and loss of generalist specialists continue. This review examined policy options for expanding generalist roles in the rural and remote context.

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