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American Agenda (Medicine: Health Care In Rural America) #125953

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 26, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Shortage of doctors in rural America noted.

(Glasco, Kansas: George Strait) Innovative approach to rural health care in time of shortage of family physicians examined; scenes shown from Glasco, Kansas. [Retiring physician Dr. Claude HARWOOD - talks about his work load.] [Two WOMEN - react to doctor's retirement.] Town's use of nurse practitioners Debbie Fulkirtz and Charlotte Peak to provide primary health care detailed; scenes shown of them on the job. [FULKIRTZ - comments on her role.] [MAN - says he wants a doctor.] Development of a book of protocol by nurse practitioners and their supervising physician Dr. Cary Hurl outlined. [HURL - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) New federal budget said authorizing Medicaid to pay for nurse practitioners' services.

Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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