Association Between Rural Hospital Service Changes and Community Demographics
Investigates possible differences in service availability by local demographics and examines the association between proportion of a rural community belonging to an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-identified priority population and local hospital service changes. Features statistics on changes in healthcare service availability in nonmetro hospitals from 2011-2017, with breakdowns by areas with greater or smaller percentage of the population that is Hispanic/Latino, Black, aged 65 or greater, or in poverty. Also includes statistics on changes in availability of 8 types of services in nonmetro hospitals from 2011-2017.
Tyler L. Malone, Kathleen Knocke, George H. Pink, et al.
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Access · Black or African American · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Elderly population · Hispanic or Latino · Poverty · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data