Rural Health Research Journal Articles
Peer-reviewed journal articles with research findings from the Rural Health Research Centers.
Gateway lists the article citation, a brief summary, and a link to additional information and access to the full-text of the article, if available. While some journal articles are freely available, many require a subscription or affiliation with a subscribing library.
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Five Most Recent Journal Articles
Overcoming Barriers to Prescribing Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Recommendations from Rural Physicians
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Rural physicians with a Drug Enforcement Administration waiver to prescribe buprenorphine who were treating a higher than average number of opioid use disorder patients were interviewed about strategies and best practices for overcoming commonly cited barriers to incorporating and providing medication assisted treatment into their practices.
Differences in Medicare Utilization and Expenditures in the Last Six Months of Life among Patients with and without Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
The purpose of this study was to examine differences in utilization of inpatient services and Medicare expenditures (overall and by category) in the last six months of life for patients with, versus those without, a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
Patterns of Telehealth Use Among Rural Medicaid Beneficiaries
Maine Rural Health Research Center
This study uses data from the 2011 Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) to examine the prevalence of telehealth use among rural and urban Medicaid beneficiaries, characteristics of telehealth users, types of telehealth services provided, and diagnoses associated with telehealth use.
Implementation Strategies for Telestroke: A Qualitative Study of Telestroke Networks in North Carolina
Rural Telehealth Research Center
Through semi-structured interviews with 24 telestroke representatives, this study examines the adoption decision process and strategies employed during telestroke network development, implementation, and sustainability. We found differences across networks in terms of network structure, quality monitoring, and performance feedback.
Rural-Urban Differences in Risk Factors for Motor Vehicle Fatalities
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
This study uses 2017 County Health Rankings data to run stratified regression models to estimate county-level correlates of motor vehicle fatalities (MVFs) by rural and urban location. We found that rural counties have higher rates of MVFs than urban counties (22 vs. 14 per 100,000, p<0.001).