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Pharmacist Staffing and the Use of Technology in Small Rural Hospitals: Implications for Medication Safety
Assesses the capacity of rural hospitals to implement medication safety practices. Focuses on pharmacist staffing and the availability of technology.
Additional links: Policy Brief (January 2006)
Author(s): Michelle M. Casey, Ira Moscovice, Gestur Davidson
Date: 12/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
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Dentist Vacancies in Federally Funded Health Centers
Provides information on dentist vacancy rates by rural and urban location at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Date: 12/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Family Physician Vacancies in Federally Funded Health Centers
Provides information on family physician vacancy rates by rural and urban location at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Date: 11/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Is Large Really Beautiful? Physician Practice in Small versus Large Scale Communities
Examines the effect of community size on how physicians view their practices as reported by respondents to two waves (1996-97 and 1998-1999) of a national sample survey conducted as part of the Community Tracking Study.
Author(s): George E. Wright, Ira Moscovice
Date: 09/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Pathways to Rural Practice: A Chartbook of Family Medicine Residency Training Locations and Characteristics
Discusses characteristics and geographic locations of family medicine residency programs' rural locations, types of rural family medicine training by location, and rural mission of family medicine residencies.
Author(s): L. Gary Hart, Denise M. Lishner, Eric H. Larson, et al.
Date: 08/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Community Health Worker (CHW) Certification and Training: A National Survey of Regionally and State-Based Programs
Provides a national overview of state policy and state involvement in more formal training and certification of community health workers. Analyzes the potential effects of these policy trends.
Author(s): Marlynn L. May, Bita Kash, Ricardo Contreras
Date: 05/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Factors that Influence Students in Choosing Rural Nursing Practice: A Pilot Study
Reports findings from a survey of nursing students, examining self-identified factors of students who expressed an interest in rural practice post-graduation.
Author(s): Angeline Bushy, Beverly Leipert
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 5(2), 387
Date: 04/2005
Type: Document
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International Medical Graduate Physicians in the U.S.: Changes Since 1981
Describes changes over time in the supply and distribution of International Medical Graduates (IMGs), based on five-year interval data from 1981 through 2001. Addresses IMG country of education, distribution in the U.S., demographics, type of practice, specialty, and contribution to patient care in rural areas and persistent poverty counties.
Author(s): L. Gary Hart, Susan M. Skillman, Amy Hagopian, et al.
Date: 03/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Rural Mental Health in the WICHE West: Meeting Workforce Demands through Regional Partnership
Discusses the mental health workforce needs facing the states that are part of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and what can be done to effectively meeting the mental health care needs of the region.
Date: 03/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Medicare Physician Fees: Geographic Adjustment Indices Are Valid in Design, but Data and Methods Need Refinement
Discusses Medicare's geographic practice cost indices (GPCI). Includes discussion of how these indices impact rural physicians, physician incomes, location, recruitment, and retention.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 03/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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