Changes in Care-Seeking after Rural Hospitals Merge
Describes changes to inpatient services in 15 rural hospitals in the 15 months before and after the hospitals' merger with another hospital or health system from 2014-2016. Features statistics on changes in visit type and percent bypass by diagnostic category and discharge date relative to merger.
Tyler Malone, Denise Kirk, Randy Randolph, George Pink, Mark Holmes
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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