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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Closures of healthcare facilities and services

Hospital Closure: 1988
Describes the extent, characteristics of, reasons for, and impact of hospital closures in 1988. Includes information specific to rural hospital closures. Lists closed hospitals by name, state, and rural/urban status.
Date: 03/1990
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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Hospital Closure: 1987
Describes the extent, characteristics of, reasons for, and impact of hospital closures in 1987. Includes information specific to rural hospital closures. Lists closed hospitals by name, state, and rural/urban status.
Date: 05/1989
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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Closed Hospital Animation Map
Animated map that represents hospital closures from 2009-2019. Distinguishes facility closures among primary; urgent and emergency care; outpatient, primary care, and rural health clinics; and nursing or rehabilitation facilities.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health, Center on Rural Innovation
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The Rural Opportunity Map
Mapping and data analysis focused on rural communities. Includes a gallery of maps addressing various issues, including maps currently in beta focused on rural healthcare trends, hospital closures, and rural definitions.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Center on Rural Innovation, Rural Innovation Strategies
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The Looming Crisis in Rural Healthcare
News series focused on the state of rural healthcare in Nebraska. Focuses on healthcare access issues related to hospital closures and cuts to services such as maternity care.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Rural Health Association
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The Impact of a Rural Hospital Closure
Discusses the impacts of hospital closures with a focus on Texas. Addresses how access issues can result in mortality, challenges with reopening hospitals, and the economic impact of rural hospitals and hospital closures.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
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Rural Hospital Closures Since 2010
Provides an interactive map showing hospital closures since 2010. Lists closures by year and Medicare payment type (Critical Access Hospital, Sole Community Hospital, Rural Referral Center, etc.), the number that have closed for each state, and the number that closed each year. Map shows locations of hospital closures and shades states based on whether or not they have adopted Medicaid expansion.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Stroudwater Associates
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Rural Hospital Closures: January 2005 – Present
Interactive map displaying the location of rural hospital closures across the U.S. from January 2005 to present. Provides a sortable, printable list containing important facility information about each closed hospital.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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