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Small, rural hospitals show poorer results on measures of quality of care, patient outcomes

In an analysis of data from more than 4,500 hospitals that serve Medicare beneficiaries, critical access hospitals (CAHs; no more than 25 acute care beds, located more than 35 miles from the nearest hospital) had fewer clinical capabilities, worse measured processes of care and higher rates of death for patients with heart attack, congestive heart failure or pneumonia, compared to non-CAHs, according to a study in the July 6 issue of JAMA.
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Quality Of Care And Patient Outcomes Poor In Small Rural Hospitals

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

In a study published in the July 6 issue of JAMA, it was revealed that critical access hospitals (CAHs) had poor clinical capabilities, sub-standard processes of care and a higher mortality rate due to conditions such as heart attac... Read Post

Small, isolated, rural hospitals show poorer results on measures of quality of care, patient outcomes

Medical / Healthcare IT : Healthcare, Technology & Government 2.0 (3 years ago)

In the first national study to examine care at critical access hospitals (CAHs) in rural areas of the U.S., Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that CAHs have fewer clinical capabilities, lower quality of care, ... Read Post

Small, rural hospitals show poorer results on measures of quality of care, patient outcomes

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

In an analysis of data from more than 4,500 hospitals that serve Medicare beneficiaries, critical access hospitals (CAHs; no more than 25 acute care beds, located more than 35 miles from the nearest hospital) had fewer clinical capa... Read Post


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