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Occupancy Rates in Rural and Urban Hospitals: Value and Limitations in Use as a Measure of Surge Capacity

Description
Compares the acute care and intensive care unit occupancy rates between rural and urban hospitals. Presents state-by-state and national data. Explores the challenges of using this data to identify surge capacity in preparation of an increase in patient volume due to COVID-19.
Date
03/2020
Type
Document
Organization
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Tagged as
Access · Hospitals · Infectious diseases · Public health · Rural-urban differences · State-by-state data · State-by-state