This study described characteristics of rural U.S.
hospitals by whether they provide labor and delivery care
for pregnant patients. Researchers used the 2017 American
Hospital Association Annual Survey to identify rural
hospitals and detail their characteristics based on
whether they provide obstetric services.
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Katy Kozhimannil, Julia Interrante, Mariana Story Tuttle, Carrie Henning-Smith, Lindsay Admon