Methods of increasing health services coveragein rural areas
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Methods of increasing health services coveragein rural areas report on a seminar convened by the WHO Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, 1-6 July 1974. by Seminar on the Methods of Increasing Health Services Coverage in Rural Areas. (1974 Brazzaville)

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Published by World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville .
Written in English


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ContributionsWorld Health Organization. Regional Office for Africa.
The Physical Object
Pagination152p.
Number of Pages152
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Open LibraryOL21088640M

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Increasingly, too, the growth in the country’s population is in major metropolitan areas, clustered in and around the largest cities.1 Still, 59 million people, or nearly 17% of the country’s population, reside in remote rural areas,2 and many face unique challenges in accessing health care services and maintaining their Size: KB.   From to , more than rural hospitals in the U.S. stopped providing obstetric services or closed entirely, according to the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center. And Author: Michael O. Schroeder. Obesity rates are higher in rural areas than in urban and suburban areas. Increasing opportunities for exercise and access to healthy foods in neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces can help children and adults eat healthy meals and reach recommended daily physical activity levels. Rural populations are more likely to have to travel long distances to access healthcare services, particularly subspecialist services. This can be a significant burden in terms of travel time, cost, and time away from the workplace. In addition, the lack of reliable transportation is a barrier to care.

Enhancing and increasing access to services through telehealth is another strategy widely viewed as a way to help address workforce shortages and reach patients in rural areas. Telehealth is a tool—a means—that capitalizes on technology to remotely provide health care and other health-related services, such as communication and education. Expanding health insurance to increase health care utilization: Will it have different effects in rural vs. urban areas? Article in Health Policy () December with 45 Reads. As a result of those findings, policy makers should consider different sets of policy instruments when attempting to expand health service's usage in urban and rural areas of Indonesia. To increase access in urban areas, we recommend expansion of health insurance coverage in order to lower out-of-pocket medical expenditures. As for rural areas, expansion of medical infrastructures to reduce commuting distance and costs will be needed to increase by: This book integrates the expertise of profession­ tion available on the various health concerns and als from a broad array of disciplines-anthro­ subpopulations and by the numerous method­ pology, health services research, epidemiology, ological complexities in compiling the neces­ medicine, dentistry, health promotion, and so­ sary data/5(2).

The second section, which covers obtaining medical care, assesses and contrasts health status and use of health services by the poor and uninsured in urban and rural areas. The final section. health care services. Services are centralized in urban areas. The health system is failing northern areas of the province. When people are ill in rural areas, they sometimes have to travel to a hospital that is hours away. There should be local access to all health services. primary care providers and services in rural areas, the people who Improving Rural Health: The Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program aims to increase primary care services for Medicaid and Medicare patients in rural com-munities. To qualify as a RHC, clinics must operate in a rural and. eHealth facilitation of chronic disease management has potential to increase engagement and effectiveness and extend access to care in rural areas. Objective The objective of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility and acceptability of an eHealth system for the management of chronic conditions in a rural setting.