Integrating Rural into the New Reality of Healthcare
Discusses service consolidations implemented by healthcare systems to control costs, and examines the resulting cuts to rural healthcare services, especially in Minnesota. Offers recommendations to help policymakers respond to the negative effects of healthcare acquisitions and mergers on healthcare access in rural communities. Includes rural/urban comparisons on profit margins for hospitals, patient demographics, miles traveled for inpatient and outpatient services, and more.
Kelly Asche, Marnie Werner
Center for Rural Policy and Development
Access · Healthcare business and finance · Hospitals · Policy · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Minnesota