Challenges for Improving Health Care Access in Rural America: A Compendium of Research and Policy Analysis Studies of Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Centers

Author: Rural Health Research and Policy Centers

Challenges for Improving Health Care Access in Rural America presents the studies in six sections according to subject matter: health insurance and its financing; research and policy analysis studies on access to care for rural populations; profiles of the impact of the economic downturn by examining specific rural communities and their health care sectors; issues in rural health workforce, covering the crisis situation for primary care physicians; general surgeons, registered nurses, and dentists; and, health system challenges with an emphasis on rural impacts of financing and quality initiatives.