• Publications
  • Influence
Rural definitions for health policy and research.
The term "rural" suggests many things to many people, such as agricultural landscapes, isolation, small towns, and low population density.However, defining "rural" for health policy and researchExpand
  • 646
  • 40
The migration of physicians from sub-Saharan Africa to the United States of America: measures of the African brain drain
BackgroundThe objective of this paper is to describe the numbers, characteristics, and trends in the migration to the United States of physicians trained in sub-Saharan Africa.MethodsWe used theExpand
  • 362
  • 32
  • PDF
Physician Office Visits for Low Back Pain: Frequency, Clinical Evaluation, and Treatment Patterns From a U.S. National Survey
Study Design. This study is an analysis of national survey data from 5 sample years. Objectives. The authors characterized the frequency of office visits for low back pain, the content of ambulatoryExpand
  • 847
  • 23
The quality of life of patients with end-stage renal disease.
We assessed the quality of life of 859 patients undergoing dialysis or transplantation, with the goal of ascertaining whether objective and subjective measures of the quality of life were influencedExpand
  • 771
  • 12
A national study of obesity prevalence and trends by type of rural county.
CONTEXT Obesity is epidemic in the United States, but information on this trend by type of rural locale is limited. PURPOSE To estimate the prevalence of and recent trends in obesity among USExpand
  • 260
  • 12
Geographic access to health care for rural Medicare beneficiaries.
CONTEXT Patients in rural areas may use less medical care than those living in urban areas. This could be due to differences in travel distance and time and a utilization of a different mix ofExpand
  • 372
  • 10
  • PDF
Perinatal and infant health among rural and urban American Indians/Alaska Natives.
OBJECTIVES We sought to provide a national profile of rural and urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) maternal and infant health. METHODS In this cross-sectional study of all 1989-1991Expand
  • 113
  • 10
Characteristics of visits to licensed acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and naturopathic physicians.
BACKGROUND Despite growing popularity of complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies, little is known about the patients seen by CAM practitioners. Our objective was to describe theExpand
  • 219
  • 9
  • PDF
Rural health care providers in the United States.
One of the most recalcitrant problems of the rural health landscape is the uneven distribution and relative shortage of medical care providers. Despite considerable efforts by federal and stateExpand
  • 156
  • 9
Quality of care for acute myocardial infarction in rural and urban US hospitals.
CONTEXT Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a common and important cause of admission to US rural hospitals, as transport of patients with AMI to urban settings can result in unacceptable delays inExpand
  • 135
  • 9