Table 2

Clinic descriptive information
In person Distance
Clinic A B C D
Rurality (RUCA Category)* 10.3 4 4 7.4
Isolated small rural town Large rural city/town population 10,000-49,999 Large rural city/town population 10,000-49,999 Small rural town with flow to an urban cluster of 10,000-49,999
Community Size 414 20,840 20,870 4,154
Clinic Patient Panel Size 2648 12,647 8,000 5163
Clinicians 4 8 16 13
Outreach Dates
Focus group July 1, 2009 Aug 19, 2009 Aug 18, 2009 July 7, 2009
Period 1 Nov 13, 2009 Nov 18, 2009 Nov 12, 2009 Nov 25, 2009
Jan 29, 2010 Jan 20, 2010 Jan 25, 2010 Feb 3, 2010
Period 2 May 15, 2010 May 19, 2010 May 4, 2010 June 3, 2010
June 16, 2010 June 18, 2010 June 1, 2010 July 13, 2010

*Rurality as defined by the Rural–urban Commuting Areas (RUCA) developed by the University of Washington Rual Health Research Center (http://depts.washington.edu/uwruca/ webcite).

RUCA is a classification algorithm used by federal organizations and researchers to characterize rural and urban status of communities.

Hartung et al.

Hartung et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:129   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-129

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