Health Care in Rural America

Health Care in Rural America

Date: September 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report is about access of people in rural America to basic health care services. This report focuses on trends in the availability of primary and acute health care in rural areas and factors affecting those trends.
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Defining "Rural" Areas: Impact on Health Care Policy and Research

Defining "Rural" Areas: Impact on Health Care Policy and Research

Date: July 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This paper examines dichotomous designations used to define rural and urban areas and discusses how they are applied in certain Federal programs. In addition, several topologies are described that are useful in showing the diversity that exists within rural areas.
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Rural Emergency Medical Services: special report

Rural Emergency Medical Services: special report

Date: November 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report finds that many State EMS systems are fragmented and lacking resources to remedy EMS problems in rural areas. Many rural EMS programs lack specialized EMS providers, have inadequate EMS transportation and communications equipment, and are not part of a planned regional EMS system. The report describes the availability and distribution of emergency medical service (EMS) resources (e.g., personnel, transportation, facilities) and examines how limited Federal resources can be used to improve rural EMS. In addition, the report discusses how Federal EMS resources might be targeted to States’ rural areas.
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Rural America at the Crossroads: Networking for the Future

Rural America at the Crossroads: Networking for the Future

Date: April 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This study explores the role that communication technologies can play in securing rural America’s future. It develops several policy strategies and options to encourage such development. The study was requested by the Joint Economic Committee of Congress and Senators Charles E. Grassley and Orrin G. Hatch.
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