Benefits of Rural Health Care
People in rural regions often have difficulties getting adequate health care. Sometimes, basic needs cannot be met because doctors and hospitals are not readily available. When there are specific needs, people may have to drive an hour or more in order...
. Telemedicine consult: Dr. Juan Manuel Romero, a cardiologist in Sonora,
Mexico, engages in a pre-op consultation ...
Rural Americans face a unique combination of factors that create disparities in
health care not found in urban areas. Economic factors, cultural and social ...
Medicare payment systems often fail to recognize the unique circumstances of
small or rural hospitals. A sustained workforce shortage and rising health care ...
The ten grants , ranging from $62,870 to nearly $3 million, will help fund 10 healthcare projects in the Mississippi Delta region states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi and Louisiana.
"Today's funding can help improve the health
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Correspondingly, rural areas often have fewer physician practices, hospitals, and
other health delivery resources. These socioeconomic and health care ...
The Rural Health Care Program is currently made up of three programs: the
Healthcare Connect Fund, the Telecommunications Program, and the Rural
The universal service Rural Health Care Program provides reduced rates for
telecommunications services and Internet access to eligible health care providers
Access to healthcare services is critical for rural residents. Ideally, residents
should be able to conveniently and confidently use services such as primary care
Rural Health Care Still Subpar for Most Quality Measures, Data Show · Rural
patients with a serious form of gallstone disease are less likely than urban