Decline in Inpatient Volume at Rural Hospitals
Journal of Rural Health
This study examined inpatient volume in rural hospitals between 2011 and 2017. Patient population and the organizational and geographic characteristics of hospitals that were significant predictors of inpatient volume included census region, Medicare payment type, ownership type, total margin, and percent of the population in poverty.
North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
Tyler Malone, George Pink, Mark Holmes