University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Measuring the Quality of Swing-Bed Care in Critical Access Hospitals
This project will identify quality measures to be used by Critical Access Hospitals to assess the quality of care provided to their swing-bed patients, and recommend appropriate uses of the measures.
Topics: Hospitals and clinics, Quality
Paving the Way: Addressing Transportation as a Social Determinant of Health for Rural Residents
This project will use a mixed-methods design to examine ways in which transportation operates as a social determinant of health for vulnerable rural residents, and to identify exemplar transportation programs that are successfully improving health and well-being of those residents.
Topics: Aging, Health services, Networking and collaboration
Rural Implications of Quality-Based Physician Payment Reform
The purpose of this project is to assess existing national data about the quality of care provided by rural physicians, and to determine what additional information will be needed as CMS moves towards inclusion of all physicians in payment reforms based on quality.
Topics: Physicians, Quality