Concerns with Aged Care Access in Regional Australia

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has released a report which indicates various concerns about access to healthcare facilities for our ageing population. According to the report, “the number of people over the age of 65 in remote Australia is increasing at 2.9 per cent each year — a rate higher than in urban areas.” So why are ageing people in rural areas of Australia not being adequately treated?

To help us understand the ins and outs of this issue, we spoke with Professor Joseph E. Ibrahim, Head of the Health Law and Ageing Research Unit in the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University.

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