Publication Title

The Journal of Rural Health

Document Type

Post-Print

Publication Date

2020

Subjects

COVID-19 (Disease) -- Oregon -- Health care

Abstract

In a pattern repeated around the country, Oregon reported its first coronavirus patient on February 28, 2020.1 A week later, the governor declared a state of emergency.2 While the media initially focused on efforts to address COVID-19 in large cities, many rural communities were working in parallel to prepare. In these rural areas, there was an increasing concern that the burden of COVID-19 may be particularly dire due to factors such as older populations, higher prevalence of chronic diseases and poverty, and less health care access.3-6 Rural clinicians, especially those working in outpatient settings, are caring for patients during the pandemic with few resources and many questions. There was, and continues to be, an urgent need for the rapid dissemination of emerging public health and treatment best practices, scientific evidence, and available resources for rural clinicians.

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This article has been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but has not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process, which may lead to differences between this version and the Version of Record. Please cite this article as https://doi.org/10.1111/jrh.12462

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https://doi.org/10.1111/jrh.12462

DOI

10.1111/jrh.12462

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https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/32878

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