Rural Ambulatory Access for Semi-Urgent Care and the Relationship of Distance to an Emergency Department

@inproceedings{Parks2015RuralAA,
  title={Rural Ambulatory Access for Semi-Urgent Care and the Relationship of Distance to an Emergency Department},
  author={Ashley Parks and Andy Hoegh and Damon R Kuehl},
  booktitle={The western journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2015}
}
INTRODUCTION Availability of timely access to ambulatory care for semi-urgent medical concerns in rural and suburban locales is unknown. Further distance to an emergency department (ED) may require rural clinics to serve as surrogate EDs in their region, and make it more likely for these clinics to offer timely appointments. We determined the availability of urgent (within 48 hours) access to ambulatory care for non-established visiting patients, and assessed the effect of insurance and ability… CONTINUE READING
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