What’s different about Rural Health Care?

“Rural Americans face a unique combination of factors that create disparities in health care not found in urban areas.”

Life is different in the country. The National Rural Health Association gets it:

“The obstacles faced by health care providers and patients in rural areas are vastly different than those in urban areas. 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 shortcomings, lack of recognition by legislators and the sheer isolation of living in remote rural areas all conspire to impede rural Americans in their struggle to lead a normal, healthy life.”

Read more, including some interesting statistics here. This link has also been posted on the Rural Health page of the site.

 

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