Current and Longer Term Challenges of Rural Hospitals: A Survey of Rural Hospital Executives

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Project funded:
September 2018
Anticipated completion date:
December 2020

Rural hospitals are being adversely affected by short-term and long-term challenges related to financial and regulatory burdens such as sequestration, 340B payment reductions, declining patient volumes, and increases in the under and uninsured. This project will distribute a web-based survey to all rural hospitals to assess the opinions of their executives about how they will respond to current and long-term challenges.