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Department of Public Administration

First Advisor

Ms. Mary Nell Morgan


The primary purpose of this paper is to identify and recommend a workable solution to White County's problem of access to adequate basic medical care and basic health care services. White County's problem is twofold. The first is the absence of an adequate number of health care providers. The second is the absence of a health care facility to treat the county's people. This study looks at the conditions that are necessary for any county to have and maintain a doctor. After a comparative analysis of the optimum conditions as opposed to the present conditions that exist in White County is made; it can be concluded that White County cannot maintain enough doctors to serve its population. The possible solutions to White County's problem are suggested. That solution is the setting up of a primary health care center. This study then makes recommendations for the short range and the long range direction for the health system of White County. Georgia.