Rehab Patient-Benefitting Through Rural Healthcare Network & Social Policies
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The policy framework is the set of guidelines for planning and taking action that will make it possible to take a uniform approach to resolving health service priorities from the perspective of a rural setting. Policy directions that allow for innovation and flexibility in responding to the diversity of geographies across the Indian remote community will be based on an understanding of population and patient health, the creation of quality and sustainable care models, the recruitment and retention of engaged, skilled health care providers, and the support of enabling IT/IM tools and processes. The ability to assess the health of a population is crucial for a number of reasons, including the ability to create care models that are both effective and financially viable; the ability to attract and keep qualified medical professionals; and the ability to improve the health of a population as a whole. This article focuses on the myriad challenges and potential answers to expanding access to healthcare in remote and rural areas. There are benefits to living in rural areas, but there are also challenges, especially when it comes to ensuring that locals have easy access to quality healthcare. Isolation, distance, low population density, lack of alternative providers, and bad weather are all contributing factors to these problems. Providing adequate health care to rural and outlying areas is currently hampered by the need to accommodate a wide range of patient needs.