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Rural healthcare means teamwork

The Citizen, June 18, 2008

Cooperation is absolutely essential to quality healthcare in rural areas, according to a national expert. The word "collaboration" might have negative connotations for some people and groups, but it is "central to what we're trying to do in rural American, rural health," especially because in rural areas, competition and free-market forces are sometimes entirely absent, Forrest Calico, MD, told a gathering of agencies that came to Plymouth State University in New Hampshire for a forum.