Using technology to deliver healthcare education to rural patients.

  title={Using technology to deliver healthcare education to rural patients.},
  author={Carol V. McIlhenny and Brenda L Guzic and Dawna R Knee and Camille M Wendekier and Barbara R Demuth and Jay B Roberts},
  journal={Rural and remote health},
  volume={11 4},
INTRODUCTION The prevalence of chronic disease in the US population is increasing. Projections indicate that half the US population will live with at least one chronic disease by the year 2030. Statistics indicate that chronic illnesses account for 70% of all deaths. Developing healthy self-management behaviors can lower the risk of developing chronic disease and also minimize the magnitude of subsequent morbidity and disability. Individuals need access to reliable information in order to learn… CONTINUE READING


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