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Finding a Doctor Is Tough and Getting Tougher in Rural America

Source
Health Day
Date
May 3, 2021
Summary
Describes barriers to healthcare access in rural areas, such as hospital closures and physician shortages and the added impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights efforts to expand residency programs into rural areas and recommends new methods to recruit physicians and medical students into the rural healthcare workforce.
Tagged as
Access · Health workforce supply and demand · Infectious diseases · Physicians · Rural-urban differences