C. Regional Health Profiles
- Rural Populations and Health Care Providers Map Book
Provides 20 downloadable maps for each of the nine Census regions.
- An Analysis of the Financial Conditions of Health Care Institutions in the Appalachian Region and their Economic Impacts
by Jeffrey Stensland, Curt Mueller, and Janet Sutton, Project HOPE, December 2002
- Dartmouth Atlas
The Dartmouth Atlas project brings together researchers in diverse disciplines – including epidemiology, economics, and statistics – and focuses on the accurate description of how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. Data are compiled by multi-county Health Service Areas and Hospital Referral Regions. The 1996, 1998 and 1999 editions are downloadable. The Atlas has examined major topics including a) unwarranted variation in the use of care, is more health care better?, reforming the Medicare program, care at the end of life and shared decision-making.
- North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Cartographic Archive
Contains an extensive listing of maps/statistics related to rural health in the U.S., at various levels of geographic aggregation.
- Consensus in Region IV: Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (March 2004)