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Comparison of Maternity Care Training in Family Medicine Residencies 2013 and 2019: A CERA Program Directors Study
Results of a study to examine the effects of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's 2014 update requiring obstetrical experience during family medicine residency training to be changed from a volume-based to a competency-based requirement of 200 hours. Features statistics with breakdowns by 6 levels of community size, ranging from less than 30,000 to more than one million.
Author(s): Julia Fashner, Christina Cavanagh, Aimee Eden
Citation: Family Medicine, 53(5), 331-337
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
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DRCHSD COVID-19 Financial Recovery Series
Recordings of a five-part Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) hospital and clinic webinar series. Presents best practices, opportunities, and strategies for hospital and clinic operations related to COVID-19. Discusses COVID-19 funding management, operational considerations, revenue cycle strategies, and strategic planning.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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CMS Open Door Forum Podcast and Transcripts
Provides audio recordings and transcripts of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Door Forum calls since October 2016, including the Rural Health Open Door Forums and COVID-19 stakeholder calls.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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ADA Coronavirus Center for Dentists
Tools and resources to help dentists respond to COVID-19. Includes information, news, and guidance related to vaccination, infection control, dental workforce safety, and practice management.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Dental Association
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COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Resource Center for Physicians
Tools and resources to help physicians respond to COVID-19, including information on vaccination, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Medical Association
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Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Clinical management, patient education, and preparedness resources to help family physicians respond to COVID-19. Includes information on vaccination, payment, and telehealth.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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Building Resilience Among Physical and Behavioral Healthcare Providers During a Global Health Pandemic
Toolkit discusses burnout among physical and behavioral healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides strategies to build resilience to burnout. Defines a number of root causes to provider burnout, such as compassion fatigue, ambiguous loss, and secondary traumatic stress, among others. Discusses how rural providers, especially sole community providers, can face specific challenges during a pandemic that can lead to burnout.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder, Ostmo, Robin Landwehr, Andrew McLean, Thomasine Heitkamp
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
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Women's Health Care Utilization and Costs: Findings from the 2020 KFF Women's Health Survey
Presents selected findings from the 2020 KFF Women's Health Survey, with a focus on women's use of health care services, costs, and experiences accessing health care. Describes women's health status and use of prescription medications, healthcare utilization and sources of care, health insurance coverage and healthcare costs, social determinants of health, and more. Table 2 highlights the type of provider women visit for healthcare by urban and rural status.
Author(s): Brittni Frederiksen, Usha Ranji, Alina Salganicoff, Michelle Long
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Place and Population Matter in General Surgeon Location and Practice Structure
Examines ways in which population changes over time in different geographical regions of the United States have affected the availability of general surgeons and quality of care. Explores the implications of hospital mergers on the viability of rural hospitals.
Author(s): Thomas C. Ricketts
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(4)
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
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Graduate Medical Education: Programs and Residents Increased During Transition to Single Accreditor; Distribution Largely Unchanged
Examines the number of graduate medical education (GME) programs and the number of residents in GME programs between the 2014-2015 and 2019-2020 academic years. Describes changes in the number, specialty or subspecialty, and geographic distribution of GME programs and their residents.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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