Critical Review and Analysis Regarding PCSAs, HPSA Rational Service Areas, and Other: Geographic Alternatives for Creating Useful Primary Care Service Areas

Lead researcher:
Project funded:
September 2014
Anticipated completion date:
December 2018

The purpose of this proposed project is to review Dartmouth’s Primary Care Service Areas (PCSAs), other Rational Service Area (RSA) methodologies, and alternative methodologies related to their strengths, weaknesses, and spatial analytic criteria regarding their ability to serve in the process of developing useful primary care service areas. The project will include normative service areas where in a primary care service area should exist (potential service area) but does not (e.g., large area/population with no providers that could support them).