Journal article

Rural Chronic Disease Research Patterns In The United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia And New Zealand: A Systematic Integrative Review

Rebecca Disler, Kristen Glenister, Julian Wright

Research Square | Published : 2020

Abstract

Abstract Background People living in rural communities commonly experience significant health disadvantages. Geographical barriers and reduced specialist and generalist services impact access to care when compared with metropolitan context. Innovative models of care have been developed for people living with chronic diseases in rural areas with the goal of overcoming these inequities. This review aims to describe the state of knowledge regarding innovative models of care and clinical outcomes for people living with chronic disease in rural areas in developed countries where a metropolitan comparator is included. Methods An integrative systematic review was undertaken. P referred R eporting I..

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