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Geographic Access to Health Care for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries in Five States: An Update

Describes the provider mix caring for rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries in Alaska, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington, using 2014 data. Examines the quality of care, number of annual visits, and the distances traveled for treatment of several conditions. Compares 2014 data with estimates from 1998, to assess the changes in geographical access to care. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban, large rural, small rural, and isolated rural locations.
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Access · Healthcare quality · Medicare · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Alaska · Idaho · North Carolina · South Carolina · Washington

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