Finding a Doctor Is Tough and Getting Tougher in Rural America
May 3, 2021
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.
Access · Health workforce supply and demand · Infectious diseases · Physicians · Rural-urban differences