physician shortage http://hppr.org en Rural Kansas hospital discovers cure for physician shortage http://hppr.org/post/rural-kansas-hospital-discovers-cure-physician-shortage <p></p><p>Although 25 percent of Americans live in rural areas, only 10 percent of doctors do.&nbsp; Finding physicians willing to live on the prairie is a serious problem in Kansas.&nbsp; Kearny County Hospital had that problem.&nbsp; The small hospital is rural, very rural with five people per square mile, but the little hospital has found a solution according to a <a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2014/jul/07/rural-kansas-hospital-focuses-mission-driven-medic/">recent article by the Kansas Health Institute.</a></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 34425 at http://hppr.org Rural Kansas hospital discovers cure for physician shortage Kansas nurses press for more practice independence http://hppr.org/post/kansas-nurses-press-more-practice-independence <p></p><p>The solution to the physician shortage in Kansas could be allowing nurses with advanced skills to become more independent of physicians say advocates of changing state law in a recent article from the <a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2014/jan/27/nurses-push-remove-oversight-doctors/">Kansas Health Institute</a>. &nbsp;Under current regulations, an advanced practice registered nurse, APRN or nurse practitioner, has to work under a “collaborative practice agreement” with a supervising physician.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 27386 at http://hppr.org Kansas nurses press for more practice independence Texas: Is Increased Funding for Physician Shortage a Solution? http://hppr.org/post/texas-increased-funding-physician-shortage-solution <p></p><p>Texas lawmakers increased funding to address the shortage of physicians reported <strong><a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2013/08/23/despite-additional-dollars-doctor-shortage-hard-fi/?utm_source=feedly">The Texas Tribune</a></strong>.&nbsp; The medical community has doubts the addition is a long term solution.&nbsp; “Nobody wants to see this pendulum swing, where there’s money for this biennium and no money the next biennium,” said Dr. David Wright, chairman of the Texas Medical Association’s education committee. “There has to be a better, more stabilized funding mechanism for all of this.”</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 20660 at http://hppr.org Texas: Is Increased Funding for Physician Shortage a Solution?