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Physician distribution and health care challenges in rural and inner-city areas

Council on Graduate Medical Education (U.S.)

Physician distribution and health care challenges in rural and inner-city areas

Council on Graduate Medical Education tenth report

by Council on Graduate Medical Education (U.S.)

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Published by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Health Resources and Services Administration in [Rockville, Md.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Physicians -- Supply and demand -- United States,
  • Health service areas -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesCouncil on Graduate Medical Education tenth report, Tenth report, Coucil on Graduate Medical Education, COGME tenth report
    SeriesDHHS publication -- no. (HRSA) 97-44
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 53 p. ; 27 cm
    Number of Pages53
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14483767M
    OCLC/WorldCa38551825

      Objective. A major objective of national and state health policy has been to increase primary care physician supply in rural areas. It is not known whether this objective has been met for general pediatricians. This study examines trends in the rural-urban distribution of general pediatricians in the United States from to by: In , Colwill et al projected a shortage of 44, primary care physicians by 6 The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) came to a similar conclusion, projecting a shortage of 46, primary care physicians by 7 In , the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) projected a shortage of 20, primary care Cited by:

    Answer (1 of 1): There are a number of reasons why, despite the growing numbers of physicians, there are fewer in rural and inner city areas, but all of the reasons are centered on one thing, and that is autonomy. Physicians will apply for work in areas that suit them best regardless of whether there is a need for their services elsewhere - something they can hardly be criticized for because.   U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Council on graduate medical education tenth report: Physician distribution and health care challenges in rural and inner city areas. February , p. Cited by:

    Among the most enduring problems in rural America is the shortage and maldistribution of physicians. 1–3 Despite continued federal and state efforts to increase the number of physicians in rural areas, disparities between the supply of rural and urban physicians persist. 3–5 The recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on rural health quality highlights the critical need for well-trained.   Rural physicians may find that being the only provider in town means they never get a day off. "Country doctors doing family practice is kind of a 24/7 job," says Dave Jones, board president of the California State Rural Health Association. How one rural hospital plans to lure urban patients.


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• Tenth Report: Physician Distribution and Health Care Challenges in Rural and Inner-City Areas () • Eleventh Report: International Medical Gradu-ates, The Physician Workforce, and GME Pay-ment Reform () • Twelfth Report: Minorities in Medicine () • Thirteenth Report: Physician Education for a Changing Health Care.

for the American College of Physicians. Andrulis’s in-depth review of the health status of inner-city residents documents the extreme health problems in the inner city and the inability of the health care system to provide the care that is needed. This assessment questions the will of society to ad.

The relative shortage of physicians in rural areas of the United States is 1 of the few constants in any description of the US medical care system. About 20% of the US population—more than 50 million people—live in rural areas, but only 9% of the nation's physicians practice in rural communities.

Ease of access to a physician is greater in urban areas. The patient-to- primary care physician ratio in rural areas is only physicians perpeople, compared to physicians perin urban areas. This uneven distribution of physicians has an impact on the health of the population.

[2] There are 30 generalist dentists per. Providing adequate access to care for the nearly 30 million uninsured people living in these communities will require potent incentives and policy. There are about 80 primary care physicians perpeople in the United States; however, the average is 68 perin rural areas and 84 perin urban by: An inadequate supply and uneven distribution of primary care providers (PCPs) currently exists in the United States.

Before the Affordable Care Act was enacted init was estimated that, bythe nation’s primary care physician shortage would re The law will bring an additional 32 million Americans into the pool of covered.

However, rural areas have 68 percompared to urban areas, which have 84 perThe AHRQ data show that a total of 46, primary care physicians, 14, nurse practitioners, and 7, physician assistants practice in rural areas.

Inner-City Physician Shortages. As for inner-city sections of major metropolitan areas, the shortage of doctors sounds implausible.

However, AMSA cites a report, “Physician Distribution and Health Care Challenges in Rural and Inner-City Areas” by the Council on Graduate Medical Education, explaining why big cities have unique health care problems.

I think that non-physician providers should care for healthy people and doctors should take care of sick people. Let the NPs do well-baby and preventive care until the cows come home. And in the second place, it’s just as hard to get NPs and PAs to set up shop in poor, rural areas Author: Lucy Hornstein, MD.

A major part of the disparity between rural and urban health care is the longstanding shortage of physicians in rural areas. Although 20% of the US population lives in rural areas, only 9% of physicians practice there, and only 3% of recent medical school graduates plan to do by: 3 Council on Graduate Medical Education Tenth Report: Physician Distribution and Health Care Challenges in Rural and Inner-city Areas.

Washington, D.C. Rural Primary Care Physicians According to Unequal Distribution of the U.S. Primary Care Workforce, as of there were approximately 68 primary care physicians perresidents in rural areas, in contrast to urban areas, where the ratio is an average of 84 primary care physicians perThe primary care physician workforce is also aging, which is likely to lead to increasing.

While primary care physicians are in short supply everywhere in the country, the lack of providers in rural settings is more acute. The Health Resources and Services Administration has designated 7, regions across the country as Health Professional Shortage Areas.

Nearly 60 percent of those shortage areas are located in rural : Kayt Sukel. The shortage of primary care physicians is a well-known, well-documented, and generally accepted fact of American health care. The Health Resources and Services Administration has identified 6, areas with less than one primary care physician for every 3, people and estimate that the medical workforce would need over 8, additional physicians to address the shortage.

The Future of Rural Health Why Rural Health is Different Rural Americans face a unique combination of factors that create disparities in health care not found in urban areas. Economic factors, cultural and social differences, educational differences, lack of recognition by legislators and the sheer isolation of.

Physician distribution and health-care challenges in rural and inner-city areas, 10th report. Rockville: Council on Graduate Medical Education; p. References also for providing them with the specific knowledge and skills needed for rural prac-tice.

This has become important as the dif-ferences between urban and rural general practice. Rural and underserved communities face significant challenges accessing health care services.

In many areas, the supply of health care providers cannot keep up with the demand for services. The shortage or inadequate distribution of the health care workforce can. Physicians are disappearing from the map of rural America.

Twenty percent of the country’s population lives in a rural area, and the ratio of physicians to patients is 1 to 2, which means. Rural, Inner-City Areas Hit Hardest by Physician Shortage.

A nationwide physician shortage is affecting rural and inner-city residents the most and is being exacerbated by restrictions put in place on foreign doctors who want to practice in the U.S. after the Sept. 11,terrorist attacks, the AP/Philadelphia Inquirer reports. According to the American Medical Association, more than   Council on Graduate Medical Education.

Physician Distribution and Health Care Challenges in Rural and Inner City Areas: Tenth Report to Congress and the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary. Rockville, Md: Health Resources and Services Administration, US Dept of Health and Human Services; Cited by: