An uphill battle – getting rehab into mainstream rural medicine

Chris Bateman


Rehabilitation healthcare professionals starting out in a rural hospital need to socialise with and educate clinicians, develop community networks and support groups and build referral systems, if they want to be effective and get to grips with a resource-scarce environment.

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Chris Bateman, Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa

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Rehabilitation; Rural medicine

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South African Medical Journal 2016;106(10):960. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i10.11437

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Date submitted: 2016-08-22
Date published: 2016-09-23

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