Thursday, July 14, 2011

Patients at Small, Rural Hospitals in U.S. More Likely to Receive Lower Quality of Care Compared With Other Hospitals

A recent release from the Harvard School of Public Health details a national study that showed that patients at small, isolated, rural hospitals had a lower quality of care and poor patient outcomes when compared to other hospitals. The study found that patients admitted to critical access hospitals in rural areas for a heart attack, congestive heart failure or pneumonia were at a greater risk of dying within 30 days than at other hospitals.

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