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Closure of Hospital Obstetric Services Disproportionately Affects Less-Populated Rural Counties

Description
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.
Author(s)
Peiyin Hung, Katy Kozhimannil, Carrie Henning-Smith, Michelle Casey
Date
04/2017
Type
Document
Organization
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Tagged as
Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Prenatal care and obstetrics · Statistics and data