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Rural Hospital Closures: Affected Residents Had Reduced Access to Health Care Services

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Description
Examines the effects of rural hospital closures on rural residents. Discusses the distance residents in the service areas of closed facilities had to travel to access common healthcare services between 2012 and 2018, as well as the availability of providers over time. Compares the health status of Medicare beneficiaries in services areas with and without hospital closures.
Date
12/2020
Type
Document
Organization
Government Accountability Office
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Access · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Healthcare business and finance · Hospitals · Statistics and data