Alternatives to Hospital Closure: Findings from a National Survey of CAH Executives
Discusses factors leading to rural hospital closures and alternatives to closure to maintain access to healthcare in rural areas and/or Critical Access Hospital (CAH) viability. Presents data from a survey of 227 CAH CEOs and other management staff, discussing their responses to a list of alternatives to hospital closure, including Rural Health Clinic (RHC) certification, conversion to emergency or urgent care services, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) certification, and other alternatives.
Sharita Thomas, Kristie Thompson, Kathleen Knocke, George Pink
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Access · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Governance of healthcare organizations · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare facilities · Statistics and data · Sustainability of programs