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Health

Distribution Of NC Doctors Hurts Rural Communities

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North Carolina's rural health issues may stem from uneven doctor distribution.

Contrary to popular belief, statistics show that North Carolina does not have a doctor shortage problem; it has a doctor distribution problem.

Experts say the lack of funding for graduate medical education (GME) in rural areas is one reason that those communities have worse health outcomes.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Jason deBruyn, reporter for the Triangle Business Journal, about that story and the latest business news in North Carolina.

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