Health in Rural North America: The Geography of Health Care Services and Delivery

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Wilbert M. Gesler, Thomas C. Ricketts
Rutgers University Press, 1992 - Health & Fitness - 314 pages
Where we live determines, to a large degree, what kind of health care we can get. For North Americans who live in small towns or the countryside, the unequal distribution of clinics, hospitals, doctors, and emergency services can be matters of life and death.

In this volume, experts in public health, geography, and demography examine for the first time the spatial aspects of rural health care services and delivery. They pay special attention to high-risk populations--children, the elderly, disabled people, the mentally ill--and they make policy suggestions. This unprecedented analysis of the geography of rural health will be invaluable for students, academics, planners, health care administrators, and policymakers who deal with rural areas of the United States and Canada.

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