medically underserved area


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medically underserved area

A region of the US that has a relative or absolute deficiency of healthcare resources, including hospital beds, equipment and/or medical personnel. An MUA is defined by an Index of Medical Underservice (IMU) rating of ≤ 62%, which is based on four variables: ratio of primary medical care physicians per 1,000 population; infant mortality rate; percentage of the population with incomes below the poverty level; and percentage of the population age 65 or over.

medically underserved area

A region that has a relative or absolute deficiency of health care resources–eg, hospital beds, equipment and/or medical personnel
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The report, "Access Transformed: Building a Primary Care Workforce for the 21st Century," concludes that policy makers need to get more medical students interested in primary care and ensure that newly trained physicians go to work in medically underserved areas.
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