Physician shortage tops list of challenges.
Call it a challenge. Call it a concern. The fact is rural health care is an altogether different beast from its urban counterpart.
According to the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), only about 10% of physicians practice in rural America, despite the fact that nearly one-fourth of the population lives in those areas. That staggering statistic leads a list of challenges and concerns for those living in rural areas as they seek access to medical care.