ABSTRACT

National Health Service Corps: Program Directs Funding to Areas with Greatest Provider Shortages, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 1012KB]

From the Highlights: "HRSA [Health Resources and Services Administration]--an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services--estimated that, as of December 2020, about 25 percent of the U.S. population lives in an area with a shortage of providers. HRSA's NHSC [National Health Service Corps] programs offer scholarships and loan repayment to providers in exchange for providing primary, dental, or mental health care at certain clinical sites located in HPSAs [health professional shortage area], which are areas, populations, or facilities that have a shortage of physicians and other health professionals. HRSA ranks HPSAs by level of severity using several measures, including how many providers need to be added to serve the population. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review the NHSC programs. This report describes (1) how many providers served in NHSC and where they served, and (2) how many applicants did not receive funding, among other objectives."

Report Number:
GAO-21-323
Publisher:
Date:
2021-04
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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