Rural & Underserved Health Research Center Publications


Overview of Key Findings

  • In 2016, rural fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare beneficiaries represented 21.7% of the population diagnosed with diabetes, but only 2.7% of the population utilizing Diabetes Self-Management Training.
  • Utilization of DSMT services in 2016 occurred in 76 rural counties and 309 urban counties.
  • Average utilization rates of DSMT services were greater in rural counties than urban counties (5.5% vs. 2.5%).

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The information, conclusions and opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and no endorsement by FORHP, HRSA, HHS, or the University of Kentucky is intended or should be inferred.

Funding Information

This project was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement # U1CRH30041.