Identifying Adverse Drug Events in Rural Hospitals: An Eight-State Study
Analyzes adverse drug events (ADEs), or events involving patient injury resulting from medication use, and identifies ways to improve medication safety in rural hospitals. Uses 2013 data from 8 states with significant rural populations, and examines ADE rates based on hospital characteristics and across 4 main categories: steroids, antibiotics, opiates/narcotics, and anticoagulants. Companion brief lists resources that can be used to reduce and prevent ADEs in rural hospitals, including rural prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Resources to Reduce Adverse Drug Events in Rural Hospitals
Author(s): Michelle Casey, Peiyin Hung, Emma Distel, Shailendra Prasad Date: 05/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center view details
Feasting on Rural America: The Spread of Tick-Borne Diseases
Discusses the impact of Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses in rural areas. Features a Lyme disease patient, a scientist, psychiatrist, nonprofit leader, and a medical doctor describing the spread of these diseases and what's being done about it. Includes information on tick identification and tick-borne illness prevention.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 05/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Utilization of Oral Health Services by Medicaid-Insured Adults in New York, 2012-2013
Presents a report on the rates of enrollment and utilization of adult Medicaid dental benefits in New York State from 2012-2013. Analyzes data by age, race, and gender, as well as by county, which is broken down by rural, urban, or mixed rural-urban status.
Author(s): Simona Surdu, Margaret Langelier, Jean Moore Date: 12/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Oral Health Workforce Research Center view details
Early Elective Delivery and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean in Rural US Maternity Hospitals
Results of a telephone survey of 263 rural hospitals in nine states, describing policies related to early elective delivery and vaginal birth after cesarean procedures. Includes statistics with breakdowns by birth volume, types and numbers of clinicians delivering babies, and types of operating rooms for cesareans.
Author(s): Demetra Heinrich, Rachel Vogel, Katy Kozhimannil Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 16(4), 3956 Date: 11/2016 Type: Document view details
State Variations in the Rural Obstetric Workforce
Illustrates the challenges affecting the obstetric
workforce in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and other
rural hospitals having at least 10 births in 2010 by
analyzing data derived from a telephone survey conducted in
9 states. Includes data for each state on hospital and
provider characteristics, and services provided for labor
Author(s): Peiyin Hung, Katy B. Kozhimannil, Michelle M. Casey, Carrie Henning-Smith, Shailendra Prasad Date: 05/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center view details
Factors Associated with High-Risk Rural Women Giving Birth in Non-NICU Hospital Settings
Identifies risk factors for childbirth among high-risk
rural women in a hospital without a neonatal intensive care
unit (NICU). Analyzes information from maternal hospital discharge
data from childbirth hospitalizations for rural residents
from Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina,
Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin. Includes
statistics for women with multiple gestation and preterm
delivery by age, primary payer, race, rurality, state, and
local NICU capacity.
Author(s): K. B. Kozhimannil, P. Hung, M. M. Casey, S. A. Lorch Citation: Journal of Perinatology, 36, 510–515 Date: 02/2016 Type: Document view details