health care gap


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health care gap

A disparity between health care needs and health care services, esp. as it applies to the medically indigent.
See also: gap
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Victoria-based recruiting firm Medelink International has been charged with plugging the health care gap in rural areas.
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Officials at six medical schools-the University of Chicago, Loyola University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, Rush Medical College and The Chicago Medical School-say that increasing those numbers is vital in order to address the striking health care gap that separates white from black and Latino communities, since African American and Hispanic health professionals are more likely to practice medicine in those underserved areas.

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