In a convenience-sample survey, all miners reported their
care as good (8%) or very good (92%), and 100% would
recommend the mobile screening clinic to others. The
average return rate of visitors to clinics held in
2015-2016 is 45%.
In addition, the program has been able to expand from New
Mexico to rural communities in Montana, Utah, and
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Sood, A., Shore, X., Myers, O., Assad, N., Pollard, C., &
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Demonstrate a Disproportionately High Prevalence of
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