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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The federal shortage designation process: health professional shortage areas (HPSA), medically underserved areas (MUA), medically underserved populations (MUP): a guide prepared for citizens, communities, health care organizations, and providers in Massachusetts.
Lives in the balance: The health status of America's medically underserved populations.
She now serves as the Student/Resident Medically Underserved Population Initiative Chair for the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry.
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From July 2010, when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on the Designation of medically underserved populations (MUPs) and HPSAs, through the final meetings in October 2011, ANA staff monitored the meetings, provided formal testimony and responded to inquiries from committee members.
Since July 2010, when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on the Designation of medically underserved populations (MUPs) and HPSAs, ANA staff have monitored the meetings, provided formal testimony, and responded to inquiries from committee members.
The MO HIT Assistance Center's support and services are offered at a greatly reduced cost to individuals & small group practices focused on primary care; rural hospitals; and community and rural health centers predominantly serving uninsured, underinsured and medically underserved populations.
Provide grants and other incentives to establish socalled Health IT Action Zones that demonstrate effective health IT adoption practices by providers who care for patients in medically underserved populations.
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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.
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