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A Targeted Look at the Rural Health Care Safety Net

Description
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Discusses the safety net, the web of professionals and institutions that provide care to the poor and uninsured regardless of ability of pay. Also covers key safety net programs under the purview of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Its findings fall into three categories: ensuring access to hospital services, ensuring access to primary care, and maintaining an adequate workforce.
Date
04/2002
Type
Document
Organization
National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
Tagged as
Access · Critical Access Hospitals · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Financial aid for health careers · Health workforce supply and demand · Hospitals · J-1 Visa Waiver · Policy · Primary care · Rural Health Clinics