Trouble down underBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39307.613553.59 (Published 16 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:350
- Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
- University College London
Greetings from Australia's Northern Territory, where I have been learning the meaning of the word “remote.” Yesterday we drove for three hours before meeting another vehicle. Every 200 km or so we encountered a road sign or a shrivelled lake with a solitary pelican. Otherwise there is just bush—and the red, red earth.
The trip began with a lecture tour. At an interdisciplinary meeting on management of chronic disease in rural and remote communities, one questioner …