Access to Rural Health Care – A Literature Review and New Synthesis. RUPRI Health Panel. August, 2014.

Access to Rural Health Care – A Literature Review and New Synthesis. RUPRI Health Panel. August, 2014.

Access to Rural Health Care – A Literature Review and New Synthesis

To design and develop a high performance rural health system, researchers, policy makers, providers, and the public need to understand clearly the concept of access to health care. This paper reviews important access definitions and frameworks from the literature.

Prepared by the RUPRI Health Panel

Principal Author

A. Clinton MacKinney, MD, MS

Contributing Authors

Andrew F. Coburn, PhD

Jennifer P. Lundblad, PhD, MBA

Timothy D. McBride, PhD

Keith J. Mueller, PhD

Sidney D. Watson, JD

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