The Resource Rural vs. urban ambulatory health care : a systematic review, prepared for Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research & Development Service ; prepared by Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center, Minneapolis VA Medical Center ; principal investigator, Michele Spoont ; co-investigators, Nancy Greer, Jenny Su ; research associates, Patrick Fitzgerald, Indulis Rutks, (electronic resource)

Rural vs. urban ambulatory health care : a systematic review, prepared for Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research & Development Service ; prepared by Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center, Minneapolis VA Medical Center ; principal investigator, Michele Spoont ; co-investigators, Nancy Greer, Jenny Su ; research associates, Patrick Fitzgerald, Indulis Rutks, (electronic resource)

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Rural vs. urban ambulatory health care : a systematic review
Title
Rural vs. urban ambulatory health care
Title remainder
a systematic review
Statement of responsibility
prepared for Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research & Development Service ; prepared by Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center, Minneapolis VA Medical Center ; principal investigator, Michele Spoont ; co-investigators, Nancy Greer, Jenny Su ; research associates, Patrick Fitzgerald, Indulis Rutks
Title variation
  • Rural versus urban ambulatory health care
  • Rural vs. urban ambulatory health care review
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Approximately 3 million veterans, slightly more than one-third of all veterans enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system, live in rural areas. This pattern is likely to continue, as a comparable proportion of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans are from rural areas. The Rural Veterans Care Act of 2006 was signed into law to improve care for rural veterans. Ensuring that the health care needs of rural veterans are met has become a top priority for VA, resulting in a considerable expansion of community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), inclusion of rural health/access as a research priority, and creation of the VA Office of Rural Health (ORH) in 2006. Although there have been reports comparing health quality of life (both physical and mental) for rural and urban veterans, it remains unclear whether the observed lower health quality of life in rural veterans is due to disparities in health care, differences in disease prevalence, or other population differences. This systematic review examines the evidence regarding potential disparities between rural and urban areas in health care provision and delivery, and how differences in health care may contribute to disparities in health outcomes. Differences in rural-urban prevalence rates of diseases and other health conditions are beyond the scope of this review. Because veterans who use VA health care have been found to use more non-VA health care overall, we expanded the focus of this review to include comparisons of rural vs. urban health care in non-VA health systems
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MMU
Funding information
Prepared for: Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research & Development Service, Washington, DC 20420. Prepared by: Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, Timothy J. Wilt, MD, MPH, Director
NLM call number
WA 360
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Spoont, Michele
  • United States
  • Minneapolis VA Health Care System (U.S.)
Series statement
Evidence-based synthesis program
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Veterans Health
  • Rural Population
  • Rural Health Services
  • Urban Health Services
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Health Status Disparities
  • Veterans
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Rural vs. urban ambulatory health care : a systematic review, prepared for Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research & Development Service ; prepared by Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center, Minneapolis VA Medical Center ; principal investigator, Michele Spoont ; co-investigators, Nancy Greer, Jenny Su ; research associates, Patrick Fitzgerald, Indulis Rutks, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • "VA-ESP Project # 09-009."
  • Title from resource PDF cover (viewed July 17, 2011)
  • "May 2011."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000996473
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000996473
Label
Rural vs. urban ambulatory health care : a systematic review, prepared for Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research & Development Service ; prepared by Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center, Minneapolis VA Medical Center ; principal investigator, Michele Spoont ; co-investigators, Nancy Greer, Jenny Su ; research associates, Patrick Fitzgerald, Indulis Rutks, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "VA-ESP Project # 09-009."
  • Title from resource PDF cover (viewed July 17, 2011)
  • "May 2011."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000996473
Dimensions
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000996473

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