Publication Date: April 1st, 2003
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
Topic(s): Hospitals and Clinics
Author(s): Taylor, P., Blewett, L., Brasure, M., Call, K. T., Larson, E., Gale, J., Hagopian, A., Hart, L. G., Hartley, D., House, P., James, M. K., and Ricketts, T.
Journal of Rural Health 19:252-259, 2003.
Very little is known about the health care safety net in small towns, especially in towns where there is no publicly subsidized safety-net health care. This pilot study of the primary care safety net in 7 such communities was conducted to start building knowledge about the rural safety net.