Monday, August 12, 2013

The Frontier Extended Stay Clinic Model: A Potential Health Care Delivery Alternative for Small Rural Communities

The Frontier Extended Stay Clinic (FESC) model may be a viable means of maintaining essential services in remote rural areas. ...Based on published evaluations of the demonstration project in Alaska and Washington, FESC operations in isolated remote areas can yield cost savings and improve quality of care. This Policy Brief presents data showing potential use of the FESC model in five rural states with substantial frontier area, using distance criteria from the demonstration project.

Contact Information:
Keith J. Mueller, PhD
RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Phone: 319.384.3831

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