Recruiting Rural Healthcare Providers Today
A Systematic Review of Training Program Success and Determinants of Geographic Choices
Published in: Journal of General Internal Medicine [Epub November 2017]. doi: 10.1007/s11606-017-4210-z
Posted on RAND.org on January 24, 2018
Rural areas have historically struggled with shortages of healthcare providers; however, advanced communication technologies have transformed rural healthcare, and practice in underserved areas has been recognized as a policy priority. This systematic review aims to assess reasons for current providers' geographic choices and the success of training programs aimed at increasing rural provider recruitment.