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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Recruitment and retention of health professionals

Satisfaction with Practice and Decision to Relocate: An Examination of Rural Physicians
Examines physician satisfaction with various aspects of practice and its association with decisions to continue or discontinue practicing in a rural location.
Author(s): Marc Berk, Jack Feldman, Claudia Schur, Jyoti Gupta
Date: 05/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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A Critical Review of Interventions to Redress the Inequitable Distribution of Healthcare Professionals to Rural and Remote Areas
Reviews the literature on the recruitment and retention of health care providers to rural areas with a focus on physicians. Addresses geographic origin, scholarships and loan repayment programs, and policies.
Author(s): Nathan Wilson, Ian Couper, Elma De Vries, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 9(2), 1060
Date: 2009
Type: Document
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Rural Nurse Job Satisfaction
Reports on a survey of rural hospital nurses in the Northwest United States to determine job satisfaction factors.
Author(s): Deana Molinari, Maria Monserud
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 8(4), 1055
Date: 12/2008
Type: Document
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Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 5: Rural Behavioral Health
Describes the status of the behavioral health workforce needs in rural areas. Covers recruitment and retention issues affecting the workforce and provides recommendations to improve behavioral health workforce recruitment and retention in rural areas.
Date: 10/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 12: Physician Assistants
Provides an overview of the physician assistant workforce in rural areas. Discusses federal and state policies and program to improve healthcare in rural areas and provides policy recommendations to increase the rural physician assistant workforce.
Date: 10/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 11: Allied Health
Addresses rural healthcare workforce needs focusing on allied healthcare professionals including occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, clinical laboratory science, and other allied health professions. Discusses challenges and strategies to recruiting and retaining allied health professionals in rural communities.
Date: 10/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Rural Hospital Renovation & Expansion Study
Summarizes the results of a survey assessing the impact of community hospital renovations on healthcare delivery and recruitment and retention of health professionals.
Author(s): Bill Wilson, Rick Geiler, Jim McClure, Scott Fowler
Date: 10/2008
Type: Document
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Challenges for Rural Emergency Medical Services: Medical Oversight
Examines the challenges faced by rural emergency medical service agencies in recruiting a medical director and providing medical direction for EMS personnel.
Author(s): Victoria Freeman, Rebecca Slifkin, Daniel Patterson
Date: 05/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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Michigan Strategic Opportunities for Rural Health Improvement: A State Rural Health Plan 2008-2012
Assessed the health status in Michigan's rural areas based on the Michigan Rural Health Profile, Delphi Survey results, and the Michigan Strategic Opportunities for Rural Health Improvement: April 2008 - April 2012: Final Report. Identified three key rural health issues to be addressed which include: availability and accessibility to healthcare services; recruitment and retention of healthcare providers (nurses, physician assistants, dentists, physicians, and allied health); and healthy lifestyles.
Author(s): John Barnas, Lonnie Barnett, Traci Wightman, et al.
Date: 04/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Center for Rural Health
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Status and Future of Health Care Delivery in Rural Wyoming
Provides findings from an analysis of health care service delivery in rural Wyoming. Includes an overview of Wyoming's population and the health care service delivery system. Covers workforce recruitment and retention, the economic impact of the health care system, and other topics.
Additional links: Summary Report
Date: 06/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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