Rural Medicare Beneficiaries Have Fewer Follow-up Visits and Greater Emergency Department Use Post-discharge

Date
09/2015
Journal
Medical Care
Description

Compares rates of post hospital discharge care among Medicare beneficiaries in rural and urban settings. Discusses the effect on policies for follow-up care and readmission penalties.

Center
North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
Authors
Matthew Toth, Mark Holmes, Courtney Van Houtven, Mark Toles, Morris Weinberger, Pam Silberman