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According to a Pew Research Center survey, (23%) of Americans in rural areas, compared with 18% of urbanites and 9% of suburbanites, say access to good doctors and hospitals is a major problem in their community.[1]

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Traveling longer than 1 hour, compared to 30 minutes or less, could cost you 10% more in patient costs and 14% in healthcare costs.[2]

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Nearly 30 million Americans do not live within an hour of trauma care. [3,4]

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Living near a hospital and physicians may significantly improve your health outcome for some short-term and long-term conditions. [5]

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References

  1. Lam, O., Broderick, B., & Toor, S. (2018, December 12). How far Americans live from the closest hospital differs by community type. Retrieved from https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/12/12/how-far-americans-live-from-the-closest-hospital-differs-by-community-type/.
  2. Rocque, G. B., Williams, C. P., Miller, H. D., Azuero, A., Wheeler, S. B., Pisu, M., … & Kenzik, K. M. (2019). Impact of Travel Time on Health Care Costs and Resource Use by Phase of Care for Older Patients With Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, JCO-19.
  3. Carr, B. G., Bowman, A. J., Wolff, C. S., Mullen, M. T., Holena, D. N., Branas, C. C., & Wiebe, D. J. (2017). Disparities in access to trauma care in the United States: a population-based analysis. Injury48(2), 332-338.
  4. Ostroff, C., & Frisbie, C. B. (2017, August 3). Millions of Americans live nowhere near a hospital, jeopardizing their lives. Retrieved from https://www.cnn.com/2017/08/03/health/hospital-deserts/index.html.
  5. Massarweh, N. N., Chiang, Y. J., Xing, Y., Chang, G. J., Haynes, A. B., You, Y. N., … & Cormier, J. N. (2014). Association between travel distance and metastatic disease at diagnosis among patients with colon cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology32(9), 942.