Cancer Prevention and Control Activities in Rural Hospitals
We will identify what types of cancer screening are offered in rural hospitals, their diagnostic and treatment referral processes, and the extent to which surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy services are provided on-site or through affiliated ambulatory/outpatient surgery centers.
Trends in Cancer Treatment Service Availability Across Critical Access Hospitals and Prospective Payment System Hospitals
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
This study investigated trends in cancer services availability in urban and rural Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Compared with all PPS hospitals, CAHs offered fewer cancer treatment services and experienced a decline in service capability over time.