Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center

Journal Articles

Listed by publication date. You can also view these publications alphabetically.

For a complete list of publications from the Center, which may include older publications and publications funded by other sources, please see the Center's website.

2006

  • Prioritizing Patient Safety Interventions in Small Rural Hospitals
    Maine Rural Health Research Center, Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 12/2006
    Determines if 26 patient safety practices recommended by an expert panel as relevant to rural hospitals would be validated in terms of rural relevance and implementability by administrators and quality managers. This research was supported by funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Office of Rural Health Policy.
  • A Rural Healthcare Quality Agenda
    Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 09/2006
    An editorial that highlights aspects of the Institute of Medicines' report "Quality Through Collaboration: The Future of Rural Health," known as the "rural report." The editorial serves as an introduction to the journal's special issue on healthcare quality in rural health.
  • Health Risks Factors Among American Indians and Alaska Native Elders
    Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 2006
    Chronic disease rates are higher among American Indian and Alaska Native elders although they exercise more and have higher rates of participation in multiple exercise activities. Research concerning the relationship between chronic disease and health risk factors is limited for American Indian and Alaska Native elder populations. This paper indicated results of an analysis of the effect of risk factors on chronic disease from a survey of 9,296 Native elders, representing 171 tribes from 88 sites. The sampling design employed systematic random sampling for larger tribes, with smaller tribes (fewer than 200) interviewing all or the majority of their elders. The data suggest that smokers, drinkers, and non-exercisers are at increase risk for chronic disease.
  • Pharmacist Staffing, Technology Use and Implementation of Medication Safety Practices in Rural Hospitals
    Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 2006
    Reports the capacity of small rural hospitals to implement medication safety practices, with a focus on pharmacist staffing and the availability of technology.

2005

2004

  • Do Rural Elders Have Limited Access to Medicare Hospice Services?
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 05/2004
    Examines whether there are urban-rural differences in use of the Medicare hospice benefit before death and whether those differences suggest that there is a problem with access to hospice care for rural Medicare beneficiaries.

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