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Resources by Topic: Closures of healthcare facilities and services

Trends in Rural Hospital Closure: 1987-1991
Describes the extent, characteristics of, reasons for, and impact of rural hospital closures from 1987-1991.
Date: 07/1993
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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Hospital Closure: 1991
Describes the extent, characteristics of, and impact of hospital closures in 1991. Includes information specific to rural hospital closures. Lists closed hospitals by name, state, and rural/urban status.
Date: 12/1992
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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Rural and Urban Hospital Closures, 1985-1988: Operating and Environmental Characteristics that Affect Risk
Reports on the findings of a study, which compared the risk of closure among urban and rural hospitals during 1985 to 1988, the period after implementation of PPS.
Author(s): Marsha Lillie-Blanton, Suzanne Felt, Patrick Redmon, et al.
Citation: Inquiry, 29(3), 332-44
Date: 1992
Type: Document
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Hospital Closure: 1990
Describes the extent, characteristics of, reasons for, and impact of hospital closures in 1990. Includes information specific to rural hospital closures. Lists closed hospitals by name, state, and rural/urban status.
Date: 1991
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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Hospital Closure: 1989
Describes the extent, characteristics of, reasons for, and impact of hospital closures in 1989. Includes information specific to rural hospital closures. Lists closed hospitals by name, state, and rural/urban status.
Date: 1991
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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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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Alabama's Rural Hospitals
Provides quick facts about Alabama rural hospitals, including yearly numbers of patients treated, babies delivered, and emergency room visits, as well as employment and payroll information and number of hospital closures since 2011.
Additional links: Financial Fact Sheet, Presentation Slides
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Alabama Hospital Association
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Arkansas Rural Health Insights
Provides information on rural healthcare in Arkansas and surrounding areas, including a map of rural hospital closures in Southern states, changes in rural-urban population in the state, policy recommendations, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
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The Looming Crisis in Rural Healthcare
A 2019 5-part news series focused on the state of rural healthcare in Nebraska. Covers 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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