Small Rural Hospitals with Low-Volume Emergency Departments that May Convert to a Rural Emergency Hospital (REH)
Explores a variety of characteristics of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and rural hospitals eligible to convert to the Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) designation, including patient volume, services and technology, EMS, and clinical staffing characteristics. Compares eligible hospitals by emergency department volume in 2019. Summarizes observations made by emergency department physician advisers regarding this data and REH implementation concerns.
Margaret Greenwood-Ericksen, TJ Grant, Susie Gurzenda, et al.
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Critical Access Hospitals · Emergency department and urgent care services · Health occupations · Healthcare business and finance · Hospitals · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural Emergency Hospitals · Service delivery models