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Is That Rural Hospital Really Necessary?

January 29, 2018View for printing

Amidst the concern over rural hospital closures in North Carolina and across the U.S., a recent study reaches the somewhat controversial conclusion that not every rural Critical Access Hospital (CAH) is necessary.

After speaking to health experts in seven Midwest states, researchers at the Bipartisan Policy Center suggested that "communities should tailor available services to the needs of the community, which for many rural areas are driven by changing demographics."

by Taylor Knopf

https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.o ... -necessary/
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