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 was 45%.
In addition, the program was able to expand from New
Mexico to rural communities in Montana, Utah, and
You can read more about ARMOT in our Rural
New Mexico Mobile Screening Program for Miners Brings
Care to the Patients.
For more information:
Sood, A., Shore, X., Myers, O., Assad, N., Pollard, C., &
Cook, L.S. (2019). Among All Miners, Coal Miners
Demonstrate a Disproportionately High Prevalence of
Obstructive Spirometric Abnormality and Chronic
Bronchitis. Journal of Occupational and Environmental
Medicine, 61(4), 328-34.
Evans, K., Lerch, S., Boyce, T.W., Myers, O.B., Kocher,
E., Cook, L.S., & Sood, A. (2016). An Innovative Approach
to Enhancing Access to Medical Screening for Miners using
a Mobile Clinic with Telemedicine Capability. Journal
of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 27(4A),