Analysis of Critical Access Hospital Inpatient Hospitalizations and Transfers from CAHs to Other Acute and Post-Acute Care Settings Using State Inpatient Databases
Research questions to be addressed include:
- How many and what type of inpatients are being cared for in CAHs? How often do CAHs treat the conditions being addressed by national quality measures?
- How many and what type of patients are being transferred from CAHs to other hospitals as inpatients? How do transfer exclusions affect the number of CAH patients with conditions being addressed by national quality measures?
Analysis of CAH Inpatient Hospitalizations and Transfers: Implications for National Quality Measurement and Reporting
Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
This report analyzes critical access hospital inpatient hospitalizations and transfers and assesses the implications for national quality measurement and reporting.