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Table 1 Context of the patient sample

From: Patient perceptions of innovative longitudinal integrated clerkships based in regional, rural and remote primary care: a qualitative study

Locality Patients in sample (Total N = 13) GP services (in addition to ambulatory primary care) Model
Regional - RA1* N = 4 Nil in-patient services due to large range of hospital specialists A
Regional major city; non-capital city; 84.5 km south of Sydney; population = 293,782    
Rural - RA2* N = 6 Emergency, obstetric and anaesthetic services B
Small rural centre; 282 km west of Sydney; population = 8,200    
Remote - RA3* N = 3 Limited in-patient care by GPs due to resident and visiting hospital specialists C
Large remote centre; 1159 km west of Sydney; population = 21,314    
  1. *RA Classification: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/otd/Publishing.nsf/Content/RA-intro.