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Rural Hospital Closures: Number and Characteristics of Affected Hospitals and Contributing Factors

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Examines rural hospital closures from 2013-2017, including their financial health, hospital characteristics, and the impact on healthcare access. Compares data to 2008-2012 closures and discusses the implications for federal healthcare policies. Addresses the role of Medicare rural hospital designations, new healthcare delivery and payment models, and other rural Health and Human Services (HHS) programs. Identifies the number of rural hospitals that closed for each state.
Date
09/2018
Type
Document
Organization
Government Accountability Office
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Access · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Hospitals · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models · Service delivery models · Statistics and data