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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Physicians

Special Needs in Rural America: Implications for Healthcare Workforce Education, Training, and Practice
Offers policy recommendations to strengthen rural health workforce training and improve access to healthcare in rural areas. Addresses the health and social needs of rural America through evidence-based health workforce investments in education, training, and practice. Examines disparities in health and access to care in rural areas, and mismatch in supply and demand.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Council on Graduate Medical Education
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Advance Care Planning: New Realities in Times of COVID-19
Examines the challenges of advance care planning, planning for decision-making in times of medical crisis, due to COVID-19. Shares insights from clinicians and others involved in helping rural patients.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Oregon J-1 Physician Placements by City: 2002-2019
Details the number and location by city of J-1 visa physician placements in the state of Oregon from 2002 to 2019.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Health Authority
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Expect Delays: Poor Connections Between Rural and Urban Health Systems Challenge Multidisciplinary Care for Rural Americans with Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Investigates communication barriers between rural and urban health systems to identify factors that may be contributing to higher risk of major amputation among rural patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) compared to urban patients with DFUs. Barriers for rural providers include time-consuming referrals; poor interactions with urban providers; and data sharing issues due to multiple, disconnected electronic health records.
Author(s): Bryn Sutherland, Kristen Pecanac, Christie Bartels, Meghan Brennan
Citation: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 13(1), 32
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
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The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections From 2018 to 2033
Projects future supply of active physicians by examining trends in key determinants and the sensitivity of supply projections to changes in determinants. Features statistics including projected demand by urban or rural location, with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density.
Author(s): Tim Dall, Ryan Reynolds, Kari Jones, Ritashree Chakrabarti, Will Iacobucci
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of American Medical Colleges
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Supply and Distribution of the Primary Care Workforce in Rural America: 2019
Details the supply of primary care providers in rural and urban areas in the U.S. Compares rates of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants per 100,000 people by county across the country. Features a state-level analysis.
Additional links: State-level Analysis
Author(s): Eric H. Larson, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Lisa A. Garberson, et al.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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The Supply and Rural-Urban Distribution of the Obstetrical Care Workforce in the U.S
Highlights the supply of obstetrical care workers in rural and urban areas in the U.S. Compares rates of midwives, advanced practice midwives, obstetricians, and family practice physicians who deliver babies per 100,000 women of childbearing age in rural counties. Features a state-by state analysis and state-level profiles.
Additional links: State-level Reports
Author(s): Davis Patterson, Holly Andrilla, Lisa Garberson
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Rural Practice Management Considerations for COVID-19
May 13, 2020 webinar describing how one independent rural physician is navigating COVID-19 related challenges including financials, practice workflow, and reopening concerns. Includes information about payment policies for telehealth and recommendations for training staff members in telehealth procedures.
Author(s): Beverly Jordan
Date: 06/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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Physician Support Line
Free and confidential peer support for physicians to discuss immediate life stressors with volunteer psychiatrist colleagues. Available 7 days a week from 8:00 AM to 1:00 AM EST.
1-888-409-0141
Date: 06/2020
Type: Hotline
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Oregon J-1 Physician Placements by City Within Each County: 2002-2019
Details the number and location by city and county of J-1 visa physician placements in the state of Oregon from 2002 to 2019.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Health Authority
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