4320.0 Health Care in Rural and Less Populated Places

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 2:30 PM
From 2003, Chinese government began to carry out New Rural Cooperative Medical System (NRCMS) in rural areas. It is a new health insurance system and it covers all of Chinese rural areas. It is organized, guided and sponsored by government. Healthcare is a key determinant of health, and access to healthcare has been deemed the top rural health priority. There are disparities in late-stage breast cancer risk, not receiving the recommended treatment protocol, and breast cancer survival that are related to race, ethnicity, urban/rural residence, and socioeconomic status (SES). The objective of this study is to assess the relative significance of individual-level factors Lack of insurance coverage and other barriers to health care access may contribute to the economic burden of CVD and cancer in the US. Availability and access to trained practitioners by patients is one barrier to healthcare that has received little or no attention. The need to address this barrier is especially timely in this era of healthcare reform.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe ways that geographic location relates to health outcomes, differentiating between causation and correlation 2) Discuss how public health systems can reduce barriers to care and prevention in rural communities 3) Differentiate rural public health in the U.S.A. versus China 4) Differentiate barriers to prevention and care in rural communities for breast cancer versus cardiovascular disease
Anthony Fleg, MD, MPH

2:30 PM
A research of effect of New Rural Cooperative Medical System to peasant's medical service requirement and utilization in China
Zhaokang Yuan, MPH, Lei Cai, Bachelor, Haiyin Chen, Bachelor, Yuanjun Guo and Xingwei Yan
2:50 PM
Healthcare disparities by level of rurality
Pamela Jo Johnson, MPH, PhD and Andrew C. Ward, MPH, PhD, PhD

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

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