Document Type

Research Progress Report

Publisher

University of Montana Rural Institute

Publication Date

3-2000

Abstract

Since the 1980s, rural access to health care information, resources and services has become increasingly problematic. The shift toward managed care complicates the picture. While some argue that managed care will devastate rural health services due to sparsely populated areas’ high costs and low profit margins, others suggest that market forces will make the health care system more efficient and re-distribute resources now concentrated in urban areas toward rural areas. Managed care is penetrating public programs

Rights

© RTC: Rural, 2000

Granting Agency

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Acknowledgement

This research is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education (H133B70017-01).

Project Number

H133B70017-01

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