Closure of Hospital Obstetric Services Disproportionately Affects Less-Populated Rural Counties
Policy brief describing a study examining obstetric unit and hospital closures in rural areas of the United States, 2004-2014. Features statistics with breakdowns by all rural counties, micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Peiyin Hung, Katy Kozhimannil, Carrie Henning-Smith, Michelle Casey
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Maternal health and prenatal care · Statistics and data