Post-Acute Skilled Nursing Care Availability in Rural United States
Policy brief focusing on availability of post-acute skilled nursing care in rural areas, through swing bed programs in Critical Access Hospitals, short-term general hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities. Examines characteristics of counties with and without post-acute skilled nursing care, and what factors are associated with counties without this type of care. Features statistics with breakdowns by micropolitan, noncore, and all rural county locations.
Darcy McMaughan, Ifedioranma O. Anikpo, Scott Horel, Jennifer Ozmetin
Southwest Rural Health Research Center
Access · Hospitals · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Swing bed services