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Commentaries on health services research

Commentaries on health services research Downloaded from https://pdfs.journals.lww.com/jaapa by BhDMf5ePHKZxZb3ruX4b9cKfbT5h3bp+v9gTtSlrchDWvVTxyN8Hif2P/rPZfAxb8td684/2m6Qj/1S0ZObgiiKJ9vD64yNdY1wI1G/v4gN3ti1fujtTJsg5898WZFuC on 02/23/2019 CITATIONS Michael J. Huckabee, MPAS, PA-C, PhD; Vasco Deon Kidd, DHSc, MPH, MS, PA-C; Julia M. Akeroyd, MPH practice RNs; visiting specialty services each month; and The quest to improve rural healthcare regional hospital services within an hour’s drive. New strategies to improve rural access and transform quality ABSTRACT care delivery, with support by public and private Healthcare delivery in rural America faces the chal- foundations, are showing success. Telemedicine connects lenges of workforce shortages, hospital closures, and rural clinicians with virtual, real-time specialty care, such new life expectancy data unfavorable to rural living. as Avera eCare in South Dakota or Project ECHO in Outside of recent federal directives supporting a New Mexico. Team-based care is key to effective public health response to the opioid epidemic that healthcare delivery in the rural United States, though the disproportionately plagues rural areas, little govern- number of PAs choosing rural practice has been ment support is cited to alleviate rural healthcare diminishing (12% in 2013, down from 17% in 2005). concerns. Medicaid expansion has helped some PAs help solve rural healthcare challenges, requiring states but those not tapping that Affordable Care continued diligence in PA http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the American Academy of PAs Wolters Kluwer Health

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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1547-1896
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0893-7400
DOI
10.1097/01.JAA.0000546482.10184.2f
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Downloaded from https://pdfs.journals.lww.com/jaapa by BhDMf5ePHKZxZb3ruX4b9cKfbT5h3bp+v9gTtSlrchDWvVTxyN8Hif2P/rPZfAxb8td684/2m6Qj/1S0ZObgiiKJ9vD64yNdY1wI1G/v4gN3ti1fujtTJsg5898WZFuC on 02/23/2019 CITATIONS Michael J. Huckabee, MPAS, PA-C, PhD; Vasco Deon Kidd, DHSc, MPH, MS, PA-C; Julia M. Akeroyd, MPH practice RNs; visiting specialty services each month; and The quest to improve rural healthcare regional hospital services within an hour’s drive. New strategies to improve rural access and transform quality ABSTRACT care delivery, with support by public and private Healthcare delivery in rural America faces the chal- foundations, are showing success. Telemedicine connects lenges of workforce shortages, hospital closures, and rural clinicians with virtual, real-time specialty care, such new life expectancy data unfavorable to rural living. as Avera eCare in South Dakota or Project ECHO in Outside of recent federal directives supporting a New Mexico. Team-based care is key to effective public health response to the opioid epidemic that healthcare delivery in the rural United States, though the disproportionately plagues rural areas, little govern- number of PAs choosing rural practice has been ment support is cited to alleviate rural healthcare diminishing (12% in 2013, down from 17% in 2005). concerns. Medicaid expansion has helped some PAs help solve rural healthcare challenges, requiring states but those not tapping that Affordable Care continued diligence in PA

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Journal of the American Academy of PAsWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Nov 1, 2018

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