Special Issue "Rural Health Care"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Economics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 April 2019).
Interests: rural health, epidemiology, chronic disease management, health workforce
Rural populations experience poor health status compared with their urban living counterparts, not helped by inequitable access to health care. Addressing this inequity requires a multifaceted approach to recruit and retain health and medical workforce equipped to deliver quality health care that is responsive to need.
This issues of IJERPH will focus on research to inform the delivery of quality health care to rural populations. To encourage an integrated approach to identifying sustainable solutions, submissions are being invited on research that informs the six dimensions of quality health care—accessible, effective, efficient, patient centred, safe and equitable. This may include research on recruitment and retention of rural health workforce, systems thinking approach to providing quality rural health care, model of health care for rural populations, digital technology for healthcare, or any other aspect of health care that would inform the delivery of sustainable quality health care for rural populations .
1. World Health Organization (WHO). Quality of Care: A Process for Making Strategic Choices in Health Systems; WHO: Geneva, Switzerland, 2006.
Prof. Dr. Geetha Ranmuthugala
Dr. Stuart Wark
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Access to health services
- Health workforce
- Recruitment and retention of rural health workforce
- Models of care
- Digital technology for healthcare
- Systems thinking
- Health of rural populations