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Resources by Topic: Specialty care

Impact of Tele-ICU Coverage on Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
A literature review and meta-analysis on the impact of tele-ICU care. Discusses the potential of tele-ICU coverage to extend resources to rural hospitals with limited access to critical care specialists.
Author(s): Lance Brendan Young, Paul S. Chan, Xin Lu, et al.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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What Happens After an Elevated PSA Test: The Experience of 13,591 Veterans
Details a study on the time between prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing and a biopsy-confirmed cancer diagnosis in veterans. Compares rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Steven B. Zeliadt, Richard M. Hoffman, Ruth Etzioni, Van Anh T. Ginger, Daniel W. Lin
Citation: Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25(11), 1205-1210
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
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An Analysis of the Labor Markets for Anesthesiology
Examines the supply and demand of anesthesiologists (ANs) and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). Includes information on demographics, income, differences in rural areas, demand by state, and more. Compares employment of CRNAs and ANs by rural and urban facilities. Analyzes earnings and hours worked for CRNAs in rural versus urban areas.
Author(s): Lindsay Daugherty, Raquel Fonseca, Krishna B. Kumar, Pierre-Carl Michaud
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Physician Workforce: Supply Increased in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Areas but Geographic Disparities Persisted
Describes the change in supply of physicians from 1991 to 2001. Includes data nationally and by state on physicians in nonmetropolitan areas and on the number of specialists versus generalists. Includes a list of Health Resources and Services Administration programs that address the supply and distribution of health professionals, with 1991 and 2001 expenditures for each program.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 10/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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HHS emPOWER Map
Map system displaying the number of Medicare beneficiaries who have had a claim for one or more types of electricity-dependent durable medical and assistive equipment (DME) and devices, as well as at-risk combinations data for people who rely on essential healthcare services and electricity-dependent DME and devices. Users can access data to inform emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation public health activities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Autism Toolkit
Toolkit aims to improve rural autism care through guided feedback and informed expertise. Features a partnership between community members and researchers in Georgia and offers answers to questions about treatments, medications, and common beliefs about autism.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Mercer University School of Medicine
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Platform Accelerating Rural Access to Distributed and InteGrated Medical Care (PARADIGM)
Provides information on the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) Platform Accelerating Rural Access to Distributed and InteGrated Medical Care (PARADIGM) program, which aims to develop a mobile platform that can provide advanced medical services outside of a hospital setting in underserved rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H)
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Oregon Project ECHO Program Events
Features a number of events hosted by Project ECHO Programs in Oregon. Lists events for health education programs focusing on general health issues, addiction medicine, and community practice.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organizations: Oregon ECHO Network, Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
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Conrad 30 Slots Filled Data
Provides state-level data on the Conrad 30 program in fiscal years 2000 through 2023. Includes breakdowns by slots used for primary care physicians and sub-specialists, how many were placed in rural or nonrural areas, and how many Flex spots were used.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: 3RNET
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Specialty Physician Supply and Demand Tool
Offers a method for generating reports and maps demonstrating state and county physician supply and demand by specialty including family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, cardiology, neurology, and psychiatry.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Health Works
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