ERIC Number: ED026156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Availability and Use of Health Services, Rural-Urban Comparison.
Krakowski, Martin; And Others
A comparison of national statistics on health services available in rural and urban areas of the United States from 1935-1966 revealed a relatively lower supply of health services per capita in rural areas and significant geographic differences in the supply of trained health personnel. It was shown that medical expenditures per family tended to rise with increasing income and educational levels (both lower in rural areas); however, rurality appeared to be a specific factor in the variation in medical expenditures. Data indicated that increasing rurality was directly related to a decreasing reliance on specialists for health care. Numerous graphs and tables are presented to illustrate the discussion. (DK)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Comparative Analysis, Economic Factors, Educational Status Comparison, Health Facilities, Medical Services, National Surveys, Personnel Needs, Rural Urban Differences, Statistical Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (AER-139, $0.40)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.