Rural Health Resources by Topic: Health disparities
Rural–Urban Disparities in Adverse Maternal Outcomes in the United States, 2016–2019
Analyzes maternal mortality and admissions to the intensive care unit (ICU) in rural and urban areas in the U.S. between 2016 and 2019. Utilizes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wide-Ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER) to examine rural versus urban maternal health disparities.
Author(s): Katharine A. Harrington, Natalie A. Cameron, Kasen Culler, William A. Grobman, Sadiya S. Khan Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 113(2) Date: 01/2023 Type: Document view details
Variations in Affordability of Health Care by Non-Metropolitan/Metropolitan and Race/Ethnicity Status across Eight Geographically Dispersed States
Examines affordability of healthcare in terms of healthcare coverage, forgone healthcare due to cost, forgone medications due to cost, and needing to pay back healthcare bills over time. Analyzes data from respondents aged 18-64 participating in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey, with information broken down by race/ethnicity and metropolitan versus non-metropolitan.
Author(s): Whitney E. Zahnd, Radhika Ranganathan, Elizabeth L. Crouch, et al. Date: 01/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center) view details
Spatial Analysis of Access to Psychiatrists for US Military Personnel and Their Families
Examines the location and capacity of psychiatrists within a 30-minute driving time of TRICARE beneficiaries. Explores how geographic access to psychiatrists affects veteran TRICARE beneficiaries in rural and low-income communities. Breaks down community data by region, rural or urban status, and economic makeup, among other measures.
Author(s): Marigee Bacolod, Jennifer Heissel, Yu-Chu Shen Citation: JAMA Network Open, 6(1), e2249314 Date: 01/2023 Type: Document view details
Health Equity in Rural America, with Alana Knudson, Luciana Rocha, and Paula Swepson
An episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast focused on rural health equity. Features Alana Knudson and Luciana Rocha of NORC's Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis providing an overview of rural health equity, and Paula Swepson sharing the work of the West Marion Community Forum Inc. in McDowell County, North Carolina.
Date: 01/2023 Type: Audio Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Disparities in Patient Portal Access by U.S. Adults Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Reports on a population-based survey to determine if socio-demographic disparities exist in accessing online patient portals. Using data from the 2020 U.S. Health Information National Trends Survey, insured adults who had a medical visit in the previous 12 months were asked about their knowledge, access, and use of online medical records. Demographic characteristics of patients who were offered access, and for patients who accessed online portals are compared. Reasons for not using an online portal are discussed. Additional comparisons on usage are shown regarding education, race/ethnicity, sex, age, location (metro vs nonmetro/rural), insurance type, use of internet, and quality of care.
Author(s): Akira Nishii, Celeste Campos-Castillo, Denise Anthony Citation: JAMIA Open, 5(4) Date: 12/2022 Type: Document view details
Improving Rural Health Through Telehealth-Guided Provider-to-Provider Communication
Presents the results of a comprehensive literature review to identify, summarize, and evaluate available research on the contributions of rural provider-to-provider telehealth communication and collaboration in addressing health disparities, and improving the health of rural populations. Topics cover the specific applications, effectiveness, implementation, sustainability, and barriers and facilitators of provider-to-provider telehealth in rural areas.
Executive Summary, Full Report
Author(s): Annette Totten, Dana M. Womack, Marian S. McDonagh, et al. Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality view details