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Improving access to care in rural America: Keeping rural hospitals in the game

Almost 20 percent of America’s population lives in rural areas of the country, where accessing health care facilities and services can be challenging. The patient-to-primary care physician ratio in rural areas is only 39.8 physicians per 100,000 residents, compared to 53.3 physicians in urban areas. Rural hospitals work diligently to meet the health needs of Read more… Improving access to care in rural America: Keeping rural hospitals in the game originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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