TRACK(S): HP, RUS
Moderator: Philip R. Caropreso, MD, FACS, Iowa City, IA
Co-Moderator: James A. Anderson, MD, FACS, Casper, WY
While there is a recognized shortage of rural surgeons, there is an increasing crisis of access to any kind of care in rural America. Hospitals in rural areas closing at record rates, there is a developing desert of infrastructure developing. Panelists will talk about rural economics, health care policy changes that have affected hospital viability, whether partnerships with larger facilities are working, and where to ocate an anesthetist.
Presentations and Speakers
Introduction and Rural Demographics
Philip R. Caropreso, MD, FACS, Iowa City, IA
Where Has a Rural Surgeon from the Baby Boomer Generation Worked?
Patrick L. Molt, MD, FACS, Fairfield, IL
Where Has a Rural Surgeon from Generation X Worked?
Russell J. Juno, MD, FACS, La Grange, TX
Causes and Predications of the Future: Preventive Measure -Only Doom
Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS, Salina, KS
Summary and Conclusions
James A. Anderson, MD, FACS, Casper, WY