Updated: Apr. 6, 2021 at 4:48 PM EDT
Great Health Divide | Bringing telehealth to rural Appalachia
Updated: Apr. 5, 2021 at 11:21 AM EDT|
Many counties in America lack the number of doctors recommended by the U.S. government. The patient to doctor ratio should be no more than 3,500 patients to one doctor; however, many counties have far fewer.
Updated: Mar. 10, 2021 at 6:32 PM EST
78-years-old is the average age of death across the U.S. In four rural Kentucky counties, that number drops to 69. Public health experts said it’s an issue that can’t be overlooked.
Updated: Mar. 5, 2021 at 1:21 PM EST
More than half of the counties in the Appalachian and Delta regions are designated as medically-underserved based on them having too few primary care doctors, a high infant mortality rate, high poverty or a high elderly population.