Examines the inadequate supply of doctors in outlying regions of the Commonwealth. Through literature review, data analysis, personal interviews and other research methods, the UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health-Hazard study concluded that Kentucky needs an additional 600 primary care physicians in order to adequately meet the health care needs of its residents. The findings appear in the October 2005 Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association.
Casey, Baretta R.; Jones, Judy; Gross, David A.; and Dixon, Lola, "RURAL KENTUCKY’S PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE: Strategies for producing, recruiting and retaining primary care providers within a medically underserved region" (2004). Center of Excellence in Rural Health Reports. 1.