ERIC Number: ED252363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Emerging Issues in the Delivery of Rural Health Services. Prepared for the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry United States Senate, 98th Congress, 2d Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
This document contains a compilation of articles that have been assembled because of their potential for enhancing understanding of rural health care issues and for their unwavering high standards. The articles promote high quality research in an area which is rapidly becoming a legitimate and recognized field of inquiry among scholars. Besides addressing specific issues, the articles illustrate that rural America's diversity and dynamism affect issues related to rural health care. The articles are organized into two broad categories: assessing need and demand for rural health care and provision, and evaluation of rural health services. In the first part, John Kushman, Patricia Cowper, and Ellen Radovic examine stresses and additional demands created by influx of new residents into rural areas. Charles Crawford, Heather Hong, and Janet Armstrong study the effect of social relationships on health status of older persons. Vernon Greene analyzes the demand for skilled nursing home care for the elderly in "Premature Institutionalization among the Rural Elderly." Gary Levitz and James Curry consider the determinants of physician utilization within four categories of rurality. In the second section, Lee Crandall and Starr Silver evaluate a preventive care project operated in three rural counties. Harry Perlstadt examines emergency medical care in "Market Structure and Outcome for Volunteer Ambulance Services". The final article, by David Holmes, Robert Jones, Brian McPherson, John Clarke, and Alton Roberts, describes a health education program designed to deter cigarette smoking among rural youth. (BRR)
Descriptors: Grade 7, Health Facilities, Health Needs, Health Services, Needs Assessment, Nursing Homes, Older Adults, Physicians, Preventive Medicine, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Rural Areas, Rural Urban Differences, Rural Youth, Secondary Education, Smoking, Social Support Groups, Urban to Rural Migration, Use Studies
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.