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Maximising the world wide web for high quality educational and clinical support to health and medical professionals in rural areas

Citation

Walker, JH and Thomson, AN and Smith, P, Maximising the world wide web for high quality educational and clinical support to health and medical professionals in rural areas, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 50, (1-3) pp. 287-291. ISSN 1386-5056 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S1386-5056(98)00081-1

Abstract

Attracting and retaining medical and allied health professionals to rural and remote regions is a perennial problem, world-wide. It is exacerbated by the associated problem of providing high quality, cost-effective educational and clinical support to health professionals and trainees located in such areas. The world wide web is being used as a tool to address these twin problems to provide a means of communication, interaction and educational and clinical support to geographically dispersed and isolated pools of users. An interactive electronic notice board has been developed as a clinical problems' discussion forum to act as a venue for critical debate about clinical issues and to provide a searchable archive of information to assist in the management of clinical problems. A description of the forum will demonstrate the potential of the world wide web as a learning and a clinical support tool.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other Health
Objective Field:Health not elsewhere classified
Author:Walker, JH (Professor Judi Walker)
Author:Thomson, AN (Professor Alex Thomson)
Author:Smith, P (Ms Smith)
ID Code:14801
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-09
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