Reinventing the Rural Healthcare System

Marketplace has a fascinating look at recent research into the healthcare systems in several rural states, including four in the gpTRAC region.

In the study, researchers analyzed the barriers to effective and comprehensive health care available to residents.  The study’s authors identified four ongoing health care challenges: access to hospitals, the restructuring of health care funding mechanisms, building and supporting the medical workforce, and expanding access to telemedicine technologies.

Read the story here:  https://www.marketplace.org/2018/02/02/health-care/reinventing-rural-health-care-system

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