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We are working on an improved rural/urban definition for health purposes


You are welcome to provide feedback on any aspect of the project you wish. We are keen to get specific feedback on these important areas in particular.


  • Based on both your local perspective and your knowledge of rural health in Aotearoa/NZ in general; which of the following maps best classifies rural areas with respect to health needs and  health services?
  • Do you have any suggestions for the type of health outcome questions we should try to address using a functional rural/urban definition?


We plan to collect feedback in a blog format to allow ongoing discussion of any points raised. The specific questions for feedback follow later in this blog under feedback in the menu.


Clutha river near Alexandra




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