Partnerships Between Rural Hospitals and Academic Surgery Departments Can Reduce Costs and Patient Transfers
American College of Surgeons
Oct 25, 2017
A research team from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has developed a new methodology to reduce rural area surgical costs, improve quality of care, and increase revenue for rural hospitals and academic surgical programs. By establishing partnerships between rural hospitals and academic surgery departments, each entity can benefit from the other's resources. The study, which was presented at the 2017 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, focuses on improving patient satisfaction through reduced costs, fewer transfers, and quality local service.
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