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Changes in Provision of Selected Services by Rural and Urban Hospitals between 2009 and 2017

Description
Examines the increase in number of rural hospitals that have closed or converted to a model eliminating inpatient care, as well as rural hospitals that have reduced or terminated historically essential services including obstetrics, surgery, long-term care, home health, and oncology. Features statistics on the number of hospitals offering various types of healthcare services in 2009 and in 2017, with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Author(s)
Kathleen Knocke, George H. Pink, Kristie W. Thompson, Randy K. Randolph, Mark Holmes
Date
04/2021
Type
Document
Organization
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Tagged as
Access · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Hospitals · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data