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Access to Rural Pharmacy Services: Is the Problem Geographic Access or Financial Access?

Publication Date: June 1st, 2006
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
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Author(s): Casey, M., Klingner, J., and Moscovice, I.

Access to pharmacy services is an important rural health policy issue but limited research has been conducted on it. This article describes rural retail pharmacies in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, including their organizational characteristics, staffing, services provided, and planned future changes; examines the availability of pharmacy services and pharmacy closures in rural areas of these three states; and briefly discusses policy issues that affect the delivery of pharmacy services in rural areas.

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