Mail-order medicine; An analysis of the Sears Roebuck Foundation's Community Medical Assistance Program.

R. L. Kane, R. Warnick, P. H. Proctor, D. M. Olsen, D. Gourley

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Abstract

Of the 625 rural communities that originally applied to the Sears Roebuck Foundation's Community Medical Assistance Program, 253 were accepted. One hundred sixty-three went on to build clinics, and 132 had physicians at the time of follow-up. From the standpoint of physician coverage of the community once a clinic had been built, the rate of physician availability was 78 percent, The communities' success in recruiting and retaining physicians was compared against 13 variables; none was significantly related to the recruitment, and only two--numbers of service clubs and distance to nearest physician--were related to retention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1023-1027
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume232
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 9 1975

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