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Review of Rural U.S. Economic and Health Care Trends

Reviews recent literature and publicly available data to explore important issues at the nexus of healthcare and local economic vibrancy, and explores the economic implications associated with COVID-19. Includes sections on rural hospitals, the rural healthcare workforce, emergency medical services, insurance, and telehealth. Features statistics with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density and county-level maps showing Health Professional Shortage Areas and rural counties without obstetrical services.
Alison Davis
Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health
Tagged as
Behavioral health workforce · Broadband · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Community and economic development · Emergency medical services · Health insurance · Health workforce shortage designations · Health workforce supply and demand · Hospitals · Infectious diseases · Maternal health and prenatal care · Medicaid · Primary care · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Telehealth

Organizations (1)

  • Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health, view details