Defining Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Readmission Rates and Reasons in a Rural State
Analyzes Arkansas's statewide trauma system data to
determine readmission rates for rural adults who suffered a
traumatic brain injury (TBI). Includes statistics on
patient demographics, and comparative statistics for
patients readmitted with those not readmitted.
Author(s): James Gardner, Kevin W Sexton, John Taylor, et al. Citation: Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open, 3, e000186 Date: 2018 Type: Document view details
Leveraging Research and Philanthropy to Reduce Crime and Violence in the Mississippi Delta
Explores how foundations fund public safety projects, focusing on Phillips County, Arkansas and Coahoma County, Mississippi. Features background on violence and crime in rural areas, including a description of the research literature. Proposes framework for selecting and implementing violence prevention and intervention on the community level.
Author(s): Jessica Saunders, Dionne Barnes-Proby, Samuel Peterson Date: 2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation view details
Magnolia Regional Medical Center Excels as a Hospital in Transition
Documents Magnolia Regional Medical Center's (MRMC) top accomplishments after participating in the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project and completing a financial operational assessment (FOA). Major areas of improvement include net income, net patient revenue, days cash on hand, swing bed utilization, and overall quality ratings.
Date: 07/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Arkansas Cancer Facts & Figures 2017
Provides detailed cancer data for Arkansas, including cancer incidence and mortality rates by county and type of cancer. Highlights disparities by race (Black/White), gender, and rural/urban differences.
Date: 2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health view details
Chicot Memorial Medical Center Utilizes SRHT Project to Prepare for the Future
Highlights the successes and lessons learned from a Financial Operational Assessment (FOA) performed by Chicot Memorial Medical Center (CMMC), a Critical Access Hospital, in Lake Village, Arkansas. The FOA was completed as part of the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project.
Date: 04/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Distributing Medical Expertise: The Evolution And Impact Of Telemedicine In Arkansas
Describes Arkansas telemedicine system's evolution, organization, and diverse activities including educational support for providers. Demonstrates how telemedicine can have a positive impact on a rural state and become an engine for change regionally. Discusses the challenges to system development and sustained funding, and the impact on health outcomes and medical practice.
Author(s): Curtis L Lowery, Janet M Bronstein, Tina L Benton, David A Fletcher Citation: Health Affairs, 33 (2) Date: 02/2014 Type: Document view details
Arkansas Health Care Workforce: A Guide for Policy Action
Examines the current and projected primary and specialty
healthcare workforce needs at the state- and county-level
for Arkansas, including addressing gaps in rural areas.
Discusses options for extending primary care capacity
through advanced practice nurses and physician assistants.
Analyzes payer mix by county and how expanded insurance
coverage may affect provider access.
Author(s): Joe Thompson, Craig Wilson, Suzanne McCarthy, et al. Date: 03/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement view details