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Changes in Socioeconomic Mix and Health Outcomes in Rural Counties with Hospital Closures, 2005-2018

Explores changes in socioeconomic mix and health outcomes that occurred in micropolitan and noncore counties with and without a complete hospital closure between 2005-2018, using the 2013 National Center for Health Statistics Rural Classification Scheme for Counties. Features statistics on number of counties that experienced hospital closures, percentage of hospital closures by Medicaid expansion status, trends in area unemployment and poverty rates and proportion of non-white residents across counties by closure status, and mortality rates, with breakdowns by micropolitan and noncore areas.
Nathaniel Bell, Peiyin Hung, Kewei Shi, et al.
Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Access · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Hospitals · Medicaid · Mortality · Poverty · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data