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Rural renewal crucial for modern healthcare

Physician Practice Perspective, May 1, 2005

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Twenty-percent of Americans (approximately 60 million people) live in areas of the country classified as "rural", yet, only 10% of doctors live and practice in those areas. Couple those numbers with a demonstrated difficulty winning new converts to the mission of rural medicine, and the risk is high for a healthcare emergency in the heartland.

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