Does Rurality Affect Observation Care Services Use in CAHs for Medicare Beneficiaries?
Describes the use of observation services across levels of rurality by Medicare beneficiaries in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), the demographics and health status of patients receiving these services, and the characteristics of their observation stays.
Yvonne Jonk, Heidi O’Connor, Walter Gregg
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Critical Access Hospitals · Medicare · Outpatient care