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Freestanding Emergency Departments: An Alternative Model for Rural Communities

Description
Describes the freestanding emergency department (FSED) model as an option for rural communities that can no longer support inpatient services. Looks at both hospital-based and independent FSEDs, examines financial viability of the model, and features rural FSEDs in Illinois and Arizona.
Author(s)
Jenn Lukens
Citation
Rural Monitor
Date
11/2016
Type
Document
Organization
Rural Health Information Hub
Tagged as
Emergency department and urgent care services · Hospitals · Medicare · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models · Service delivery models · Arizona · Illinois