Eley, Rob and Hossain, Delwar (2010) Council community directories as a source of information about local health services in rural Australia. Journal of Community Informatics, 6 (2). pp. 1-11.
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Despite the existence of web based community directories information about local health services in rural Queensland is reported by service providers to be poor. A survey in four towns determined directory community use for health information. Although 60% of town residents use the internet, only 20% were aware of the existence of their town’s community directory and less than 10% used it for health service information. Existing directories are neither user friendly nor comprehensive in content. For web-based directories to become valuable sources of information about local health services strategies are needed to improve access, content and awareness.
|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|Additional Information:||Open journal system. No evidence of copyright restricitons on web site. Published version can be accessed at the following link: http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/461/590|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||health; web sites; web based community directories; community directories; councils; rural communities; Queensland|
|Subjects:||320000 Medical and Health Sciences
280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
|Depositing User:||Dr Robert Eley|
|Date Deposited:||04 Jan 2008 04:49|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:56|
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