In view of the reported maldistribution of medical manpower in Queensland, this study was undertaken to establish the effects of such a maldistribution on the workload and range of work performed by rural practitioners. Rural practitioners were found to have a higher patient contact rate per week, and to perform more surgery and obstetrics than do their city counterparts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-575
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1978


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