Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Albert, Donald P
Currently viewing results 1 - 4
Albert discusses changing patterns of physician office locations in Asheville from a land-use context. In 1948, a thriving medical district existed within the central business district of Asheville, but in 1991, just a handful of physicians remained in this area. This article is concerned with the temporal and spatial sequences of this shift, and the role of land use planning on evolving patterns of medical land use.
As physicians orient toward a changing health care system, they increasingly establish secondary and tertiary practice locations. Sixteen percent of North Carolina's physicians had multiple locations during 1992. The expansion into multiple sites has clear implications for the geographic distribution of physicians and therefore the availability of and access to physicians.
The occurrence of cerebrovascular disease (stroke) and the resulting loss of life in the U.S. are astronomical. Mortality rates from strokes have plummeted over the last fifty and current patterns of stroke mortality do support the notion that the stroke belt in the southeast is becoming more fragmented; however, additional geographical information and multidisciplinary research are warranted to better understand the distribution of deaths.
This article discusses the strengths of free-for-services versus managed cared in North Carolina, along with trends occurring in health management organizations (HMO) enrollment, and the distribution of physicians and HMO providers across the state.