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Changes in the Clinical Capacity of Local Health Departments and Continuity of Reproductive Health Services.

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Summary of "Changes in the Clinical Capacity of Local Health Departments and Continuity of Reproductive Health Services."

The role of local health departments (LHDs) as a clinical service provider remains a salient topic of discussion. As local and state health departments continue to migrate away from clinical services, there is need to understand the impact on these transitions on access to care in a given community. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of clinical capacity reductions in LHDs on receipt of annual family planning visits among South Carolina women.

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Name: Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP
ISSN: 1550-5022
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Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialities such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.

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