Australia boosts emergency medicine access in rural areas:
This article was originally published in Clinica
In a bid to boost its rural area emergency medicine capacity, Australia has announced an Aus$75m (US$55m) training programme for rural doctors. This month, the government committed Aus$1m to the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) to develop the programme, which will focus on procedures such as obstetrics, surgery and anaesthetics. It will begin in February 2006 and will cost Aus$10m over 2006-07. Doctors will receive grants of Aus$1,500 per day for a two-day course.