L Gary Hart

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Measuring participant rurality in Web-based interventions
    Brian G Danaher
    Oregon Research Institute, 1715 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR 97403 USA
    BMC Public Health 7:228. 2007
  2. pmc Rural definitions for health policy and research
    L Gary Hart
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Box 354982, Seattle, WA, 98195 4982, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1149-55. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Modeling the mental health workforce in Washington State: using state licensing data to examine provider supply in rural and urban areas
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 22:50-8. 2006
  4. pmc Access to cancer services for rural colorectal cancer patients
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 24:390-9. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Shortages of medical personnel at community health centers: implications for planned expansion
    Roger A Rosenblatt
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 4696, USA
    JAMA 295:1042-9. 2006
  6. pmc Perinatal and infant health among rural and urban American Indians/Alaska Natives
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4696, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1491-7. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Growth and change in the physician assistant workforce in the United States, 1967-2000
    Eric H Larson
    MEDEX Northwest, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Allied Health 36:121-30. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Access to specialty health care for rural American Indians in two states
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195 4982, USA
    J Rural Health 24:269-78. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint An analysis of Medicare's Incentive Payment program for physicians in health professional shortage areas
    Leighton Chan
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Wash, USA
    J Rural Health 20:109-17. 2004
  10. pmc Quality of care for myocardial infarction in rural and urban hospitals
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 26:51-7. 2010

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. pmc Measuring participant rurality in Web-based interventions
    Brian G Danaher
    Oregon Research Institute, 1715 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR 97403 USA
    BMC Public Health 7:228. 2007
    ..Rurality analysis can also help evaluate the effectiveness of interventions across population groupings...
  2. pmc Rural definitions for health policy and research
    L Gary Hart
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Box 354982, Seattle, WA, 98195 4982, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1149-55. 2005
    ..Careful attention to the definition of "rural" is required for effectively targeting policy and research aimed at improving the health of rural Americans...
  3. ncbi request reprint Modeling the mental health workforce in Washington State: using state licensing data to examine provider supply in rural and urban areas
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 22:50-8. 2006
    ..Ensuring an adequate mental health provider supply in rural and urban areas requires accessible methods of identifying provider types, practice locations, and practice productivity...
  4. pmc Access to cancer services for rural colorectal cancer patients
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 24:390-9. 2008
    ..Cancer care requires specialty surgical and medical resources that are less likely to be found in rural areas...
  5. ncbi request reprint Shortages of medical personnel at community health centers: implications for planned expansion
    Roger A Rosenblatt
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 4696, USA
    JAMA 295:1042-9. 2006
    ..The US government is expanding the capacity of community health centers (CHCs) to provide care to underserved populations...
  6. pmc Perinatal and infant health among rural and urban American Indians/Alaska Natives
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4696, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1491-7. 2002
    ..We sought to provide a national profile of rural and urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) maternal and infant health...
  7. ncbi request reprint Growth and change in the physician assistant workforce in the United States, 1967-2000
    Eric H Larson
    MEDEX Northwest, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Allied Health 36:121-30. 2007
    ..Whether the historical contribution of PAs to primary care for rural and underserved populations can be sustained in the face of increasing specialization and higher-level academic credentialing is not clear...
  8. doi request reprint Access to specialty health care for rural American Indians in two states
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195 4982, USA
    J Rural Health 24:269-78. 2008
    ..Specialty services, largely funded through contracts with outside practitioners, may be limited by low IHS funding levels...
  9. ncbi request reprint An analysis of Medicare's Incentive Payment program for physicians in health professional shortage areas
    Leighton Chan
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Wash, USA
    J Rural Health 20:109-17. 2004
    ..Medicare's Incentive Payment (MIP) program provides a 10% bonus payment to providers who treat Medicare patients in rural and urban areas where there is a shortage of generalist physicians...
  10. pmc Quality of care for myocardial infarction in rural and urban hospitals
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 26:51-7. 2010
    ..Since then, overall AMI care quality has improved. This study uses more recent data to determine whether rural-urban AMI quality gaps have persisted...
  11. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of family physicians in Washington state toward physician-assisted suicide
    L Gary Hart
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Box 354696, Seattle, WA 98195 4696, USA
    J Rural Health 19:461-9. 2003
    ..With recent laws allowing physicians to assist in a terminally ill patient's suicide under certain circumstances, the debate concerning the appropriate and ethical role for physicians has intensified...
  12. ncbi request reprint The University of Washington Pacific Islands Continuing Clinical Education Program (PICCEP): Guam Conference on structure and content of continuing clinical education programs in the U.S.-associated jurisdictions
    Matthew J Thompson
    WWAI Center for Health Workforce Studies and Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4696, USA
    Pac Health Dialog 9:119-22. 2002
  13. doi request reprint Which medical schools produce rural physicians? A 15-year update
    Frederick Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195 4982, USA
    Acad Med 85:594-8. 2010
    ..The authors examined the training of the rural physician workforce in the United States...
  14. ncbi request reprint Osteopathic physicians and international medical graduates in the rural primary care physician workforce
    Meredith A Fordyce
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, USA
    Fam Med 44:396-403. 2012
    ..This study describes the 2005 supply of two important components of the rural PCP workforce: rural osteopathic (DO) and international medical graduate (IMG) PCPs...
  15. ncbi request reprint Problem drinking: rural and urban trends in America, 1995/1997 to 2003
    J Elizabeth Jackson
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Prev Med 43:122-4. 2006
    ..Studies examining trends in problem alcohol use for U.S. adults residing in rural locations are lacking. This study examines recent trends in heavy and binge drinking in urban counties and three types of rural counties...
  16. ncbi request reprint The changing geography of Americans graduating from foreign medical schools
    Karin Johnson
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Acad Med 81:179-84. 2006
    ..To study U.S.-born international medical graduates in order to analyze changes in their numbers and countries of training from the 1960s and before until the early 2000s...
  17. pmc Trends in perinatal and infant health disparities between rural American Indians and Alaska natives and rural Whites
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 4982, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:638-46. 2009
    ..We examined disparities in perinatal care, birth outcomes, and infant health between rural American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) persons and rural Whites over time...
  18. pmc Updating hospital reference resources in the United States-associated Pacific Basin: efforts of the Pacific Islands Continuing Clinical Education Program (PICCEP)
    Karin E Johnson
    Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Box 354982, Seattle 98195 4982, USA
    J Med Libr Assoc 92:495-7. 2004
  19. doi request reprint A longitudinal analysis of the general surgery workforce in the United States, 1981-2005
    Dana Christian Lynge
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Arch Surg 143:345-50; discussion 351. 2008
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint The productivity of Washington State's obstetrician-gynecologist workforce: does gender make a difference?
    Thomas J Benedetti
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Box 356460, Seattle, WA 98195 6460, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 103:499-505. 2004
    ..To compare the practice productivity of female and male obstetrician-gynecologists in Washington State...
  21. ncbi request reprint Geographic access to health care for rural Medicare beneficiaries
    Leighton Chan
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195 6490, USA
    J Rural Health 22:140-6. 2006
    ..Patients in rural areas may use less medical care than those living in urban areas. This could be due to differences in travel distance and time and a utilization of a different mix of generalists and specialists for their care...
  22. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of registered nurses in rural versus urban areas: implications for strategies to alleviate nursing shortages in the United States
    Susan M Skillman
    Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98105 4982, USA
    J Rural Health 22:151-7. 2006
    ..RNs in 3 types of rural areas are examined using the rural-urban commuting area taxonomy...
  23. ncbi request reprint Quality of care for acute myocardial infarction in rural and urban US hospitals
    Laura Mae Baldwin
    University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine, Box 354982, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Rural Health 20:99-108. 2004
    ..Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a common and important cause of admission to US rural hospitals, as transport of patients with AMI to urban settings can result in unacceptable delays in care...
  24. ncbi request reprint The characteristics of registered nurses whose licenses expire: why they leave nursing and implications for retention and re-entry
    Susan M Skillman
    WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Nurs Econ 28:181-9. 2010
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Gender-related factors in the recruitment of physicians to the rural Northwest
    Kathleen E Ellsbury
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 6390, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 15:391-400. 2002
    ..This study examines differences in the factors female and male physicians considered influential in their rural practice location choice and describes the practice arrangements that successfully recruited female physicians to rural areas...
  26. pmc The contribution of nurse practitioners and physician assistants to generalist care in Washington State
    Eric H Larson
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle 98195 4696, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:1033-50. 2003
    ..To quantify the total contribution to generalist care made by nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) in Washington State...
  27. ncbi request reprint Wyoming physicians are significant providers of safety net care
    Sharon A Dobie
    Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Box 356390, Seattle, WA 98195 6390, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 18:470-7. 2005
    ..This study describes the contributions of family and general practice physicians from Wyoming to the health care safety net...
  28. pmc Trends in professional advice to lose weight among obese adults, 1994 to 2000
    J Elizabeth Jackson
    Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 4696, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:814-8. 2005
    ..Obesity is a fast-growing threat to public health in the U.S., but information on trends in professional advice to lose weight is limited...
  29. ncbi request reprint Accounting for graduate medical education funding in family practice training
    Frederick M Chen
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, USA
    Fam Med 34:663-8. 2002
    ..Medicare provides the majority of funding to support graduate medical education (GME). Following the flow of these funds from hospitals to training programs is an important step in accounting for GME funding...
  30. ncbi request reprint The effects of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act on family practice residency training programs
    Ronald Schneeweiss
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 4696, USA
    Fam Med 35:93-9. 2003
    ..This study assessed the impact of the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 on family practice residency training programs in the United States...
  31. ncbi request reprint Disparities in infant health among American Indians and Alaska natives in US metropolitan areas
    David C Grossman
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Pediatrics 109:627-33. 2002
    ..To determine geographic variation in urban American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) rates of infant mortality, low birth weight, prenatal care use, and maternal-child health care service availability...
  32. ncbi request reprint Characterizing the general surgery workforce in rural America
    Matthew J Thompson
    Department of Family Medicine, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 8280, USA
    Arch Surg 140:74-9. 2005
    ..General surgeons form a crucial component of the medical workforce in rural areas of the United States. Any decline in their numbers could have profound effects on access to adequate health care in such areas...
  33. ncbi request reprint Barriers to autonomous practice
    Louise Kaplan
    Washington State University Vancouver Intercollegiate College of Nursing, University of Washington, USA
    Nurse Pract 31:57-63. 2006
  34. ncbi request reprint The role of international medical graduates in America's small rural critical access hospitals
    Amy Hagopian
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington s WWAMI, Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, Wash, USA
    J Rural Health 20:52-8. 2004
    ..Critical access hospitals (CAHs) are a federal Medicare category for isolated rural facilities with 15 or fewer acute care beds that receive cost-based reimbursement from Medicare...
  35. ncbi request reprint Assessing physicians' continuing medical education (CME) needs in the U.S.-associated Pacific jurisdictions
    Matthew J Thompson
    WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies and Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195 4696, USA
    Pac Health Dialog 9:11-6. 2002
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint A national study of obesity prevalence and trends by type of rural county
    J Elizabeth Jackson
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Wash 98195 4696, USA
    J Rural Health 21:140-8. 2005
    ..Obesity is epidemic in the United States, but information on this trend by type of rural locale is limited...
  37. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of licensed acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and naturopathic physicians
    Daniel C Cherkin
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 15:378-90. 2002
    ..Our objective was to describe the characteristics of the four largest groups of licensed CAM providers in the United States and to compare them with the characteristics of conventional physicians...
  38. ncbi request reprint Rural health care providers in the United States
    L Gary Hart
    Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 4696, USA
    J Rural Health 18:211-32. 2002
    ..No vision of the future of rural health can come to fruition if it does not promote stable, rewarding, and fulfilling professional and personal lives for rural health care providers...
  39. ncbi request reprint Family medicine training in rural areas
    Roger A Rosenblatt
    JAMA 288:1063-4. 2002
  40. ncbi request reprint Small town health care safety nets: report on a pilot study
    Pat Taylor
    J Rural Health 19:125-34. 2003
    ..Very little is known about the health care safety net in small towns, especially in towns where there is no publicly subsidized safety-net health care...
  41. pmc Who is caring for the underserved? A comparison of primary care physicians and nonphysician clinicians in California and Washington
    Kevin Grumbach
    Center for California Health Workforce Studies, University of California, San Francisco, Calif, USA
    Ann Fam Med 1:97-104. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the geographic distribution and patient populations of physician and nonphysician primary care clinicians...
  42. ncbi request reprint Another look at rural health
    Frederick Chen
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:570-1; author reply 571. 2006
  43. ncbi request reprint Health departments' use of international medical graduates in physician shortage areas
    Amy Hagopian
    University of Washington s School of Public Health and Community Medicine, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:241-9. 2003
    ..After the exit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a sponsor for physician J-1 visa waivers, Congress expanded the Conrad Program, signaling a continued reliance on IMGs to serve in shortage areas...
  44. ncbi request reprint International medical graduate physicians in the United States: changes since 1981
    L Gary Hart
    Rural Health Office, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1159-69. 2007
    ..IMGs are an important source of primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas...
  45. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of visits to licensed acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and naturopathic physicians
    Daniel C Cherkin
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle 98101, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 15:463-72. 2002
    ..Despite growing popularity of complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies, little is known about the patients seen by CAM practitioners. Our objective was to describe the patients and problems seen by CAM practitioners...
  46. ncbi request reprint The Washington State Nurse Anesthetist Workforce: a case study
    Louise Kaplan
    Washington State University Vancouver College of Nursing, USA
    AANA J 75:37-42. 2007
    ..Workforce data may assist CRNAs when negotiating with employers and institutions and in resolving interprofessional conflicts and can have implications for scope of practice, policy, and legislative issues...