Quality of Surgical Care services in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)

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Project funded:
September 2014
Project completed:
November 2015
This project builds on prior work examining rural residents' bypass behavior of their local CAH to hospitals outside their community. Using recently identified inpatient surgical procedures that are commonly performed in CAHs, we will examine and compare outcomes (e.g. post-surgical complication rates, adverse events) of these procedures between CAHs and non-CAHs.