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04 Mar 2024

Study provides rural perspective on COVID-19 vaccination rollout

Health initiatives in rural areas need to be geographically tailored, culturally...

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23 Feb 2024

Rural New Zealanders less likely to be admitted to hospital – study finds

Despite having poorer health outcomes than their urban counterparts, rural New Z...

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14 Feb 2024

Urban-rural vaccination divide underscores need for change

Visible gaps between rural and urban COVID-19 vaccination rates highlights the n...

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10 Nov 2023

Treatment of heart attacks at rural and urban hospitals

Patients who go to urban hospitals after having a heart attack receive more time...

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07 Nov 2022

Med Safety Week

It's Med Safety Week. Watch the video to learn what to do if you experience side...

05 Aug 2022

Health outcomes for rural communities may be poorer than previously thought

A joint project by the Universities of Otago and Waikato to reclassify what is c...

22 Jun 2021

The psychosocial impact of Mycoplasma bovis on Southern farmers

A poorly managed government response to the 2017 Mycoplasma bovis outbreak infli...

04 May 2021

New Chair of Rural Health to be established

The University of Otago is establishing a Chair of Rural Health as part of its c...

12 Apr 2021

Medication-related harm ‘common’ in New Zealand - Otago study

Medication-related harm ‘common’ in New Zealand - Otago study

23 Feb 2021

Rural doctor training programme boosting workforce

A programme launched to address a serious rural workforce shortage has helped fi...

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12 Feb 2021

Cannabis provides relief for “desperate” endometriosis sufferers – study

Cannabis provides relief for “desperate” endometriosis sufferers – study

26 Nov 2020

Turning on a dime – pre and post COVID-19 consultation patterns in an urban general practice

In this study Dr Carol Atmore and Tim Stokes looked at how patients consulted wi...

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