Rural Health, Health Policy, Health Outcomes
Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Mental and Social Health
Policymakers have voiced their hope that locating family doctors and other primary care physicians within rural communities would, by itself, improve the health status of rural residents. However, access does not necessarily translate to better health. Rural populations face disproportionately worse health outcomes and inequities compared to urban populations. To improve the health care of rural America, it is critical to define—and periodically reassess—the problem and identify varying targeted policies.
More Physicians Alone Won’t Solve Rural America’s Health Care Problems.
Marshall J Med.