A national view of rural health workforce issues in the USA.

@article{Macdowell2010ANV,
  title={A national view of rural health workforce issues in the USA.},
  author={Martin Macdowell and Michael Glasser and Michael A. Fitts and Kimberly Nielsen and Matthew L. Hunsaker},
  journal={Rural and remote health},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={1531}
}
INTRODUCTION Regional or state studies in the USA have documented shortages of rural physicians and other healthcare professionals that can impact on access to health services. The purpose of this study was to determine whether rural hospital chief executive officers (CEOs) in the USA report shortages of health professions and to obtain perceptions about factors influencing recruiting and retention. METHODS A nationwide US survey was conducted of 1031 rural hospital CEOs identified by… CONTINUE READING