Issues in rural health: access, hospitals, and reform.
Date of Pub
This overview discusses articles published in this issue of the Health Care Financing Review, entitled "Access to Health Care
Services in Rural Areas: Delivery and Financing Issues." These articles focus on the following topics: rural hospitals (including
closures, the impact of Federal grants, network development, and costs), managed care in rural areas, telemedicine, and the
delivery of mental health services to rural Medicaid beneficiaries.
Cost-Benefit Analysis : Health Care Reform/economics/standards : Health Services Accessibility/standards : Hospitals, Rural/economics/supply
& distribution : Managed Care Programs/economics/standards : Medicaid/economics : Medicare/economics : Mental Health Services/economics/standards
: Rural Health Services/economics/supply & distribution : Telemedicine/economics/standards : United States