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Posted 12/27/12 (Thu)
This is the second in a four-part series on Community Health Needs Assessment in Mercer and Oliver counties. Next week will feature patient awareness and use of services from local health providers.
Health care providers and citizens in Mercer, Oliver and Dunn counties both have emergency services, cancer and heart disease on the mind, a recent University of North Dakota health study revealed.
Almost 650 residents and health care professionals ranked 24/7 emergency service availability at the top of the list when it came to top community health concerns. Concerns were ranked on a scale of 1-5, where 5 was of high concern and 1 was of low concern. Health care providers ranked it with an average of 4.36 and residents gave it a 4.65.