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Resources by Topic: Specialty care

ESRD Facility Characteristics by Rurality and Risk of Closure
Profiles rural end-stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities, especially the ones at greatest risk for closure. Examines the facilities' characteristics, quality of care, and distance their patients would need to travel if the facilities should close. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban and rural locations.
Author(s): Jan M. Eberth, Fozia Ajmal, Kevin Bennett, Janice C. Probst
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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Emerging Strategies to Ensure Access to Health Care Services: Virtual Care Strategies
Discusses opportunities to use telehealth to improve healthcare access and delivery to vulnerable rural and urban communities. Includes recommendations from the American Hospital Association Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities and details the benefits of telehealth services and potential policy solutions such as reimbursement, interaction of state and federal laws, broadband access, and federal research.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Practice Characteristics of the Established Physician Workforce in South Carolina: 2009-2015
Examines how South Carolina physicians' employment status, practice settings, number of hours worked weekly, and number of practice sites changed from 2009 to 2015, based on data supplied by physicians when renewing their licenses. Features statistics with breakdowns including counts for Federally Qualified Health Centers or rural clinics and percentages of growth.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce
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Improving Access to High Quality Sepsis Care in a South Dakota Emergency Telemedicine Network
Research and policy brief exploring whether emergency department-based telemedicine networks using real-time access to sepsis experts can improve outcomes and decrease variation in care. Discusses a pilot program for Critical Access Hospitals in South Dakota-based Avera Health's 140-hospital network in 12 states. Includes statistics for patients with positive sepsis screens from Sept. 2016 to March 2017.
Author(s): Nicholas M. Mohr, Brian Skow, Amy Wittrock, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Telehealth Research Center
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Changes in the Physician Workforce in South Carolina: 2009-2015
Summarizes changes in South Carolina's physician workforce, based on data the physicians provided when renewing their licenses in 2009 and 2015. Features statistics including numbers of physicians with breakdowns by specialties, geographic region, and metropolitan, micropolitan, or rural location, as well as gains and losses in rural areas.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce
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Nebraska State-Designated Shortage Area: Psychiatry & Mental Health
Shows psychiatry and mental health shortage areas in Nebraska.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Does Your State Face Rural Area Provider Shortages?
Shares the percentage of each state's population living in a rural county, along with the following rural and urban healthcare workforce statistics: number of specialists per 100,000 population, number of primary care providers (PCPs) per 100,000 population, and the percent of counties that are wholly designated primary care health professional shortage areas (HPSAs).
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Healthcare Value Hub
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Nebraska State-Designated Shortage Area: OB/GYN
Shows obstetrics and gynecology shortage areas throughout Nebraska.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Nebraska State-Designated Shortage Area: General Pediatrics
Shows pediatrics shortage areas in Nebraska.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Nebraska State-Designated Shortage Area: General Internal Medicine
Shows internal medicine shortage areas in Nebraska.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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