Developing Rural Primary Health Care Service Areas: An Analysis of Patient Migration Patterns

Publication Date: April 1st, 2003
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
Author(s): Atherly, A., Kralewski, J., Johnson, C., and Brasure, M.

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.

Published in: Health Care Management Review

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