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

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, and worse patient outcomes compared with other hospitals. The researchers found that patients admitted to a CAH for heart attack, congestive heart failure, or pneumonia were at greater risk of dying within 30 days than those at other hospitals.
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Health : Medical News Today (6 years ago)

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Health : Medical News Today (6 years ago)

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