Rural health policy: The Frontier Extended Stay Clinic Model

The Frontier Extended Stay Clinic (FESC) model may be a viable means of maintaining essential services in remote rural areas. Based on published evaluations of the demonstration project in Alaska and Washington, FESC operations in isolated remote areas can yield cost savings and improve quality of care. This Policy Brief presents data showing potential use of the FESC model in five rural states with substantial frontier area, using distance criteria from the demonstration project. Click here to read the full policy brief. Questions, contact Keith Mueller, PhD at

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