Review of Rural U.S. Economic and Health Care Trends
Reviews recent literature and publicly available data to explore important issues at the nexus of healthcare and local economic vibrancy, and explores the economic implications associated with COVID-19. Includes sections on rural hospitals, the rural healthcare workforce, emergency medical services, insurance, and telehealth. Features statistics with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density and county-level maps showing Health Professional Shortage Areas and rural counties without obstetrical services.
Author(s): Alison Davis Date: 09/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health view details
Impact of Project ECHO on Patient and Community Health Outcomes: A Scoping Review
Explores the impact of Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) on improving patient care in rural and underserved areas through a literature review of ECHO-related research articles. Examines 15 studies to see ECHO impacts on the health outcomes at the individual patient level, clinical practice level, and community level.
Author(s): Jo-Ann Osei-Twum, Brittany Wiles, Tieghan Killackey, et al. Citation: Academic Medicine, 97(9), 1393-1402 Date: 09/2022 Type: Document view details
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Licensure & Telehealth
Video addressing frequently asked questions about telehealth licensure, including cross-state issues, COVID-19 licensure waivers, and more. Answers to questions reflect policy as of September 2022.
Date: 09/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center view details
Physician Response to COVID-19–Driven Telehealth Flexibility for Opioid Use Disorder
Presents survey responses of physicians who provide Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) treatment on telehealth flexibilities driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly their OUD telehealth policy preferences. Notes rural implications of access equity issues and policy changes.
Author(s): Tamara Beetham, David A. Fiellin, Susan H. Busch Citation: The American Journal of Managed Care, 28(9) Date: 09/2022 Type: Document view details
Caring for Rural Patients at End of Life: Perceptions of Critical Access Hospital Nurses
Presents the findings of a survey of 188 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) nurses from 39 facilities providing end of life care to rural patients. Describes obstacles and helpful behaviors related to family behaviors and attitudes, time to deliver end of life care, access to resources and assistive personnel, and CAH-specific obstacles to providing end of life care.
Author(s): Renea L. Beckstrand, Trissa M. Lyman, Karlen E. Luthy, Janelle L.B. Macintosh Citation: American Journal of Critical Care, 31(5), 375-382 Date: 09/2022 Type: Document view details