The Utility of Rural and Underserved Designations in Geospatial Assessments of Distance Traveled to Healthcare Services: Implications for Public Health Research and Practice
Reviews the different definitions of rurality and their purposes. Examines common resident profile characteristics associated with each designation using an eight-county sample from central Texas. Discusses the impact of rural definitions can have on research findings and resulting health policy.
Matthew Lee Smith, Justin B. Dickerson, Monica L. Wendel, et al.
Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2013, 960157
Access · Frontier and remote areas · Health disparities · Health workforce shortage designations · Public health · Rural definitions · Statistics and data · Texas