Occupational Health Services for Farmers

  • Draves, D. L.;
  • Emanuel, Dean A.;
  • Nycz, G. R.


There are many unmet health needs in the farming community, needs that are peculiar to the agriculture industry. Health research and regulations to protect the safety of the farmer have lagged far behind those for other sectors of our economy. At a time when health needs are increasing, there is a decreasing availability of hospitals, physicians, nurses, and other health care personnel. The ability of the rural section to pay for these services is also declining. The evidence calls for a multifaceted solution, with improved cooperation and understanding on the part of the consumer as well as the provider. The regional health network is one system that may help solve some of these dilemmas.


JOURNAL: Am J Ind Med. 1990; 18(2): 149-162.

Note: American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

NLOM ID#: 90386164 .

Publication #: 90386164

This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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