Primary health care in rural areas: an agenda for research

Health Serv Res. 1989 Feb;23(6):931-74.


The confluence of forces slowing the growth of the physician supply despite a continued shortage of primary care physicians, the encouragement of competitive medical practices that centralize resources in larger places, and the changing of the rural population's character to one of more dependence on medical care may bring on another "rural health crisis" in the decade ahead.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Community Health Services / trends
  • Health Policy / trends
  • Health Services Needs and Demand / trends
  • Health Services Research*
  • Humans
  • Medically Underserved Area
  • Primary Health Care* / organization & administration
  • Primary Health Care* / supply & distribution
  • Rural Health / trends*
  • United States