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

by Ian T. MacQueen, Melinda Maggard Gibbons, Gina Capra, Laura Raaen, Jesus G. Ulloa, Paul G. Shekelle, Isomi M. Miake-Lye, Jessica M. Beroes, Susanne Hempel

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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.

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