Patterns of Hospital Bypass and Inpatient Care‐Seeking by Rural Residents
Analyzes state inpatient data from 2014-2016 across 16 states to determine how inpatient hospital bypass behavior - rural residents utilizing a hospital other than their local hospital – is motivated by patient and hospital characteristics. Compares hospital characteristics, including Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), by rural bypass level and compares patient demographics by rural bypass status.
Tyler Malone, Mark Holmes
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Critical Access Hospitals · Healthcare business and finance · Hospitals · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data