Publication | US Government Accounting Office

Rural Hospitals: Federal Efforts Should Target Areas Where Closures Would Threaten Access to Care

Patrick Redmon et al.

February 1991

Patrick Redmon coauthored a paper that investigated the causes and consequences of rural hospital closures, identified the major factors associated with a higher risk of closure, assessed the impact of hospital closures on rural communities and healthcare costs, and reviewed the role of Medicare’s prospective payment system in closures.

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