Feb 22, 2024 - Discusses challenges with accessing mental healthcare for rural areas, focusing primarily on workforce shortages, lack of inpatient care, distance to care, and broadband.
Source: 13 WREX
Jan 31, 2024 - Summarizes recent research finding disparate mortality outcomes for rural patients on ventilators in intermediate care units when compared to similar patients in urban hospitals. Study included 2.75 million hospitalizations of Medicare patients on respiratory support in rural and urban hospitals. Discusses quality of care in various departments of rural and urban hospitals.
Source: NHLBI News
Jan 10, 2024 - Discusses implementation of the Rural Emergency Hospital program 1 year after it went into effect. Notes challenges that remain for rural hospitals and program changes being discussed to encourage wider adoption.
Source: NPR, KFF Health News