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Long-term trends in supply and sustainability of the health workforce in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory of Australia

  • Yuejen Zhao1,
  • Deborah J. Russell2Email author,
  • Steven Guthridge1,
  • Mark Ramjan1,
  • Michael P. Jones3,
  • John S. Humphreys2,
  • Timothy A. Carey4 and
  • John Wakerman5
BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:836

Received: 9 June 2017

Accepted: 14 December 2017

Published: 19 December 2017

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Original Submission
9 Jun 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
11 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - AISHA ALOSAIL
30 Nov 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Tarun Sen Gupta
4 Dec 2017 Author responded Author comments - Yuejen Zhao
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Dec 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Dec 2017 Editorially accepted
19 Dec 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12913-017-2803-1

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Authors’ Affiliations

Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, Australia
Monash Rural Health, Monash University, Bendigo, Australia
Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University, North Ryde, Australia
Centre for Remote Health, Flinders University and Charles Darwin University, Alice Springs, Australia
Flinders Northern Territory, College of Medicine & Public Health, Flinders University, Casuarina, Australia