New Study Reseraching Factors Affecting Recruitment, Retention of Rural Clinicians

 The Economic Research Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture surveyed healthcare professionals in 150 small towns across nine U.S. states: Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin. Researchers learned that, among those surveyed, personal and professional relationships were the most important factor for moving to and staying in a rural practice.