The struggle to hire and keep doctors in rural areas means patients go without care

The ripples of health care policy are constantly bouncing around in our lives, and among the bigger trends shaping rural landscapes are the loss of rural hospitals and near access to healthcare. NPR has both sides of the story — patients and providers — on the challenges facing health care in places like Minot. One trend that’s on the rise, doctors emerging from school aren’t interested in practicing in small, rural places.

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Kirk Siegler, NPR

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One comment on “The struggle to hire and keep doctors in rural areas means patients go without care

Darlene Abel

Especially Trinity. Seems that hospital has nothing but trouble. My family has had some great care there but some really lousy care too. Doctors do not want to be associated with a place with a lousy reputation.

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