The Relationship Between Rural Health Clinic Use and Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits among Medicare Beneficiaries

Date
07/2017
Citation
The Journal of Rural Health
Description

Uses nationally representative 2007 to 2010 Medicare data to examine the relationship between Rural Health Clinic (RHC) use and potentially preventable hospitalizations and ED visits. RHC use was associated with an increase in both preventable hospitalizations and ED visits among all Medicare enrollees, regardless of their reason for eligibility.

Center
RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Authors
Brad Wright, Andrew Potter, Amal Trivedi, Keith Mueller