Providing Health Care For Rural Areas

2743 WordsApr 6, 201511 Pages
PROVIDING HEALTH CARE IN A RURAL SETTING 1 Providing Health Care in a Rural Setting Celeste Marie Irorita, Sydney Ellen Manuel Waipahu High School February 18, 2015 PROVIDING HEALTH CARE IN A RURAL SETTING 2 Table Of Contents Abstract.................................................................................................3 History Of Rural Health Care..................................................................4 - 11 Reference........................................................................................................12 Appendix..........................................................................................13-14  PROVIDING HEALTH CARE IN A RURAL SETTING 3 Abstract Overall, affordability, accessibility, and culture are important factors when considering health care for rural areas. Affordability consist of the cost towards health care. With new technologies arising, many patients rely on it. However, there is not much access to telemedicine due to the high cost. Accessibility includes the lack of doctors and supplies provided as well as the distance traveled to their health care provider. Although healthcare is still accessible, the hassle to travel long distances just for a checkup is a bit of an inconvenience. Thus, resulting in more cases of chronic diseases in rural areas. Lastly culture consists of the different traditional techniques used by individuals from the rural areas. These techniques are reflected by the individuals and their

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