One way of reading this report is to insist that sure, rural services aren’t going to be as good as urban ones. On the other hand the air out there is likely to be better, brays are better than boom boxes as a soundtrack, the green and pleasant land has its merits over urban grit. Take the rough with the smooth folks, all of life is a series of trade offs.
That’s not quite how it works of course, so we get this:
Patients who live in the country are getting a raw deal because rural hospitals are under-funded, research suggests.