Developing rural primary health care service areas: An analysis of patient migration patterns

Adam Atherly, John Kralewski, Christopher Johnson, Michelle Brasure

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Abstract

This study explores the potential of health care service areas (HCSAs) developed from claims data as the geopolitical units for the assessment of health professional needs in rural areas. HCSAs reflect consumer shopping patterns for health care and alter traditional health professional needs estimates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-197
Number of pages9
JournalHealth Care Management Review
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

Keywords

  • Patient migration
  • Physician supply
  • Rural health
  • Workforce

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