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Rural Health
Resources by State: Oklahoma

Weight Status of American Indian and White Elementary School Students Living in the Same Rural Environment, Oklahoma, 2005-2009
Compares statistics on American Indian and white students at three schools in Anadarko, Oklahoma, with categories ranging from underweight to very obese. Includes breakdowns by year, weight status, race, sex, and age.
Author(s): Amanda E. Janitz, William E. Moore, Aietah L. Stephens, Kathryn E. Abbott, June E. Eichner
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 9
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
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Estimating the Economic Impact of Telemedicine in a Rural Community
Reports on site visits to 24 rural hospitals in the Midwest to develop a methodology for estimating the economic impact of telemedicine on a rural community.
Author(s): Brian E. Whitacre
Citation: Agricultural and Resource Economics, 40(2), 172-183
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
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Using Health IT: Eight Quality Improvement Stories
Highlights health information technology (HIT) successes, including rural projects funded by the Transforming Healthcare Quality through Information Technology (THQIT) program.
Author(s): Melanie Au, Suzanne Felt-Lisk, Grace Anglin, Andrew Clarkwest
Date: 09/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Economic Loss to Community from Primary Care Practitioner Shortage
Describes the costs to a community if the local healthcare system is experiencing a shortage of primary care practitioners. Includes statistics on the economic impact of primary care physicians in rural Oklahoma.
Author(s): Gerald Doeksen, Cheryl F. St. Clair
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Health Works
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Remote Pharmacy Services Offer Quality Assurance
Describes the use of Remote Pharmacist Services (RPS) in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and other small hospitals to reduce medication errors.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor, 2009(Fall)
Date: 11/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Pharmacies Struggle to Survive
Describes the North Dakota Telepharmacy Project that outreaches to rural communities.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor, 2009(Fall)
Date: 11/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Enhanced Primary Care Case Management Programs in Medicaid: Issues and Options for States
Examines the development and implementation of enhanced primary care case management (PCCM) programs in Oklahoma, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Arkansas. Describes different PCCM programs focusing on program options to improve care coordination and care management for the chronically ill and disabled. Covers program cost and saving measures and PCCM lessons learned.
Author(s): James M. Verdier, Vivian Byrd, Christal Stone
Date: 09/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Care Strategies, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
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Implementation of Telepharmacy in Rural Hospitals: Potential for Improving Medication Safety
Describes successful telepharmacy activities being implemented in rural hospitals and analyzes policy issues related to the implementation of telepharmacy projects in rural hospitals.
Additional links: Policy Brief, March 2009
Author(s): Michelle Casey, Walter Elias, Alana Knudson, Walter Gregg
Date: 12/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
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The Economic Impact of a Typical Rural Community Pharmacy
Describes the results of a survey of rural pharmacy owners in Oklahoma to analyze the economic impact of a typical, rural community pharmacy in Oklahoma.
Author(s): Cheryl F. St. Clair, Gerald A. Doeksen, Paul Moore
Date: 12/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Health Works
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Innovative Primary Care Case Management Programs Operating in Rural Communities: Case Studies of Three States
Discusses state programs that provide enhanced benefits to Medicaid beneficiaries such as enhanced primary care case management (PCCM). Includes examples from three states: Florida, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.
Additional links: Findings Brief, March 2003: Design of Enhanced Primary Care Case Management Programs Operating in Rural Communities: Lessons Learned from Three States
Author(s): Pam Silberman, Stephanie Poley, Rebecca Slifkin
Date: 01/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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