Physicians and clinicians who choose to practice in rural areas are faced with unique challenges. The main differences between rural and urban doctors are practice styles, which are shaped by the availability of specialists and resources. In this discussion, we will focus on some of the challenges rural providers face and look at some strategies currently in place to help contribute to improved overall health outcomes of rural communities. We will discuss barriers that are traditionally clinical or medical in nature but also consider health behaviors, health literacy, and social determinants of health, all of which have a significant influence on disease trajectories.
Join this webinar to learn:
- How to better understand the hurdles to accessible care
- How access to specialists plays a key role in treatment outcomes
- The importance of improving access to healthcare in rural communities