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Challenges in Rural Health Care

By Shawn Johnson, Illinois Public Radio

Springfield, Ill. –

Doctors in rural areas see about three times as many patients as their uban colleagues, a workload some say will increase even more in coming years.

At a rural health conference in Springfield, Ill. this week, many health care professionals blamed a lack of emphasis on rural issues by the government, and particularly by medical schools.

Illinois Public Radio's Shawn Johnson prepared this report.

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