New RFDS Research Paper
The Royal Flying Doctor Service has released a new research paper.
The paper, titled Healthy Ageing in Rural and Remote Australia: Challenges to Overcome finds that thousands of remote Australians aged over 65 are flown by aeromedical teams to hospitals with illnesses that could have been prevented through increased country health services.
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You can download a full copy of the research report here. See below for media resources and contacts.
"There is no quick fix but the RFDS’ push for targeted, innovative services for managing chronic heart disease, cancer and neurological illness will improve results for senior Australians in the rural and remote areas and lead to a better quality of life in their later years."
- The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, Minister for Indigenous Health, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care
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