4226.0 Rural & Frontier Health: Disparities of Access, Care, & Outcomes

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 12:30 PM
This session examines factors that can potentially advance health care outcomes in rural and frontier health. The presenters will address issues related to mitigating cost of rural health care, strategies to provide comprehensive rural health care, medical schools and social mission, and increasing community based physician care and physician workforce diversity through international studies. The collective session provides a broad framework for improving health and health care processes in rural and frontier health.
Session Objectives: Compare the cost effectiveness of virtual and on site pharmacists at rural hospitals. Discuss approaches to enhance and promote the social mission of medical schools. Examine the factors that promote successful implementation of mental and primary health care in rural communities. Describe the factors that enhance community based physician care and workforce diversity via international medical students and graduates.
Keith Elder, PhD, MPH, MPA

12:30 PM
A Cost Study of Virtual Pharmacists at a Rural Hospital in Florida
Ronald Wiewora, MD, MPH and Brian Gibbons, MBA
12:50 PM
Social Mission of Medical Education: Lessons, Strategies, and Staying Power
Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, Candice P. Chen, MD, Jennifer Lee, MD, Gretchen Kolsky, MPH, CHES and Sarah Diamond

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Organized by: Medical Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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