MedPAC study finds urban, rural areas have similar care

11/8/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

A study in Health Affairs showed physician numbers may be limited in rural areas, but that does not affect the amount of health care provided to fee-for-service Medicare patients or their satisfaction with their ability to access care. The study by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission found little difference in the amount of care provided in urban and rural areas in the same region but found more variation when comparing regions.

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