Why Use Swing Beds? Conversations with Hospital Administrators and Staff (Findings Brief)

Date
04/2012
Description

In this study we interview hospital administrators and staff about the use of swing beds. Topics include the role of swing beds in patient care, swing bed volume and financial considerations, swing beds in the context of all community post-acute skilled care and swing beds as a benefit for community residents.

Center
North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
Authors
Victoria Freeman, Andrea Radford