RURAL GENERAL PRACTICE
The Story Through Data
Health equality starts with communities
REDUCING AVOIDABLE HOSPITAL PRESENTATIONS
The above chart illustrates the impact of building strong and sustainable GP and primary care services in rural and remote communities. Prior to the establishment of RARMS Health community GP practices in Walgett LGA there we significant numbers of low urgency presentations to Walgett District Hospital. Within two years of the establishment of RARMS Health, the number of community GP services had increased by around 69 percent, and the number of costly hospital outpatient presentations had declined by around 80 percent.