Access to Rural Health Care – Literature Review and New Synthesis

This report reviews important access definitions and frameworks from the literature. The review serves as a concept map to create a unique synthesis of perspectives that may be used by researches and policy makers to design or clarify access to health care providers.

Prepared in August 2014 by the RUPRI Health Panel: A. Clinton MacKinney, Andrew F. Coburn, Jennifer P. Lundblad, Timothy D. McBride, Keith J. Mueller, Sidney D. Watson. This work was produced with the support of the Helmsley Charitable Trust.