Health System Challenges for Critical Access Hospitals: Findings from a National Survey of CAH Executives
Results of a 2019 survey of 174 respondents, examining challenges including uncompensated care, affordability of health insurance, patients seeking care beyond their local hospital, and prescription drug prices. Intended to help rural health policymakers in development of strategies to maintain Critical Access Hospital viability and access to healthcare in rural communities.
Sharita Thomas, Kristie Thompson, Kathleen Knocke, George Pink
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Access · Critical Access Hospitals · Healthcare executives · Medicaid · Medicare · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models