The Frontier Extended Stay Clinic – A Promising Model for Frontier Communities

The National Center for Frontier Communities in consultation with the Frontier and Rural Expert Panel, 2012.
This literature review concludes that evaliations of the FESC demonstration to date have shown that access to FESCs has improved patient services through increased clinic staffing, improved equipment and facilities, and the ability to treat and monitor patients locally when necessary or appropriate. However, the financial investment required to achieve these improvements is not covered by current reimbursement levels.

The Frontier Extended Stay Clinic – A Promising Model for Frontier Communities

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