Rural Residents With Mental Health Needs Have Fewer Care Visits Than Urban Counterparts.

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Summary of "Rural Residents With Mental Health Needs Have Fewer Care Visits Than Urban Counterparts."

Analysis of a nationally representative sample of adults with mental health needs shows that rural residents have fewer ambulatory mental health visits than their urban counterparts do. Even among people already on prescription medications for mental health conditions, rural-urban differences are large.


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Name: Health affairs (Project Hope)
ISSN: 1544-5208
Pages: 2057-2060


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Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.

The status of health in rural populations.

Voluntary organizations which support educational programs and research in psychiatry with the objective of the promotion of mental health. An early association in the United States was founded as the National Committee for Mental Hygiene in 1909, became the Mental Health Association in 1976 and later the National Mental Health Association in 1980. State and local mental health associations in this country are chartered by the national organization and affiliated with it.

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Persons trained to assist professional health personnel in communicating with residents in the community concerning needs and availability of health services.

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