Current issues in alcohol

August 2011

Research Viewpoint

The Inverse Care Law

Is Australian primary care research funding headed this way?

Volume 40, No.8, August 2011 Pages 615-615

Tom Brett

Tudor Hart’s Inverse Care Law1 classically described the inequity in medical service access in South Wales. From his primary care perspective, the availability of good medical care varied inversely with the need and the population served. In Australia, future funding for primary care research capacity building appears headed in a similar direction – at least for newly established medical schools.

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