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Report Highlights Health Care Availability for Children Based on Geographic Location

The South Carolina Rural Health Research Center has released a report, The Intersection of Residence and Area Deprivation: The Case of Hospitalizations from Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions Among Children, the second in series of briefs providing information on the role of residence and community deprivation on potentially avoidable hospitalizations among children. This brief describes the findings from a nine-state sample of children’s hospitalizations and discusses the potential implications for rural health research and policy. For more information, contact Janice Probst, PhD, South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, at 803-251-6317, or to jprobst@mailbox.sc.edu.