medically underserved population


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medically underserved population

A particular region of the US with a relative or absolute paucity of medical resources and personnel, as defined in Part 5 of Chapter 1 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
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She now serves as the Student/Resident Medically Underserved Population Initiative Chair for the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry.
Lives in the balance: The health status of America's medically underserved populations.
Other ambulatory settings that predominately serve uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved populations
In medically underserved populations like that in the study, relatively low levels of vitamin intake can be expected.
This study's findings highlight the need to bring appropriate care to medically underserved populations to prevent costly, unnecessary hospitalizations by providing better primary care services closer to home.
Rural areas are often identified as medically underserved areas (MUAs) and medically underserved populations (MUPs).
ONS's own journal, Oncology Nursing Forum (ONF), featured articles describing the challenges of cancer care in poor and medically underserved populations in the United States and abroad.
The association is an independent, nonprofit organization that works with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in studying medically underserved populations.
The National Cancer Institute has established as its mission the "discovery, development and delivery" of the most up to date cancer research and cancer-related interventions through clinical and public health programs, and to take a lead in the elimination of cancer-related health disparities among medically underserved populations.
In effect, Latham proposed to raise nursing home reimbursements if Congress also agreed to increase spending on medically underserved populations in rural America.
its provisions for serving medically underserved populations, whether in central city neighborhoods, or small, rural, isolated communities;
The Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) (2009) designates medically underserved areas (MUAs) and medically underserved populations (MUPs) as areas or populations having too few primary health care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty, and/or high elderly populations.
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