Characteristics of US Rural Hospitals by Obstetric Service Availability, 2017

Date
08/2020
Journal
American Journal of Public Health
Description

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.

Center
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Katy Kozhimannil, Julia Interrante, Mariana Story Tuttle, Carrie Henning-Smith, Lindsay Admon