Rapid Response to Requests for Rural Data Analysis

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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.

2017

  • Rural-Urban Variations in Medicare Live Discharge Patterns from Hospice, 2012-2013
    Policy Brief
    Rapid Response to Requests for Rural Data Analysis
    Date: 09/2017
    This brief 1) provides an overview of the geographic distribution of “freestanding” (i.e., rather than those co-located in a hospital, home health agency, or skilled nursing facility) rural and urban hospices and, 2) explores live discharge rates for hospices operating in rural versus urban areas.
  • CMS Hospital Quality Star Rating: For 762 Rural Hospitals, No Stars is the Problem
    Policy Brief
    Rapid Response to Requests for Rural Data Analysis
    Date: 06/2017
    The purpose of this brief is to look more closely at the characteristics of rural hospitals with and without CMS Hospital Quality Star Ratings to help inform ongoing discussions about the usefulness of the quality star rating for comparing hospital quality and possible ways to improve the star rating initiative.
  • Rural Health Snapshot (2017)
    Rapid Response to Requests for Rural Data Analysis
    Date: 05/2017
    The Rural Health Snapshot (2017) updates the 2010 Rural Health Snapshot. The document is a data sheet that compares a selection of health and healthcare access indicators for populations in rural and urban areas.

2013

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2010

  • Rural Health Snapshot 2010
    Rapid Response to Requests for Rural Data Analysis
    Date: 08/2010
    The Rural Health Snapshot displays selected indicators of access to health care, health behavior/risk factors, and mortality rates, comparing rural to urban residents. Report available by contacting the Center.

2009

  • Profile of Sole Community Pharmacists' Prescription Sales and Overall Financial Position
    Rapid Response to Requests for Rural Data Analysis
    Date: 08/2009
    Sole community independent pharmacists provide essential services to residents of small towns and isolated communities. In an effort to document the role sole community pharmacies play in their local health care system and to monitor their financial and operational status we conducted a survey in 2008 of 401 community pharmacists that owned the only retail outlet in their community. Pharmacist-owners in independent pharmacies located at least 10 miles from the next closest retail pharmacy were interviewed to determine their reliance on prescription sales and to understand their store's current financial position.