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Alternative Models to Preserving Access to Emergency Care

Description
Explores proposals for maintaining timely access to emergency and other basic healthcare services in rural communities that may not be able to support a full-service hospital, including frontier extended stay clinics and free-standing emergency departments. Identifies models of care and various ideologies for the Secretary and the Department of Health and Human Services to consider when evaluating policy options.
Date
07/2016
Type
Document
Organization
National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
Tagged as
Access · Emergency department and urgent care services · Emergency medical services · Hospitals · Policy · Service delivery models