2024 Research Publications
Browse the full list of research publications from the Rural Health Research Centers.
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Nursing Home Closures and Access to Post-Acute Care and Long-Term Care Services in Rural Areas
RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Nursing home closures have raised concerns about access to post-acute care (PAC) and long-term care (LTC) services. In this study, researchers estimate the additional distance rural residents had to travel to access PAC and LTC services because of nursing home closures.
Suicide Rates and Risks Across U.S. Industries: A 29-Year Population-Based Survey
Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
Combining 29 years of U.S. suicide data using the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)-Mortality Linked data from 1986 through 2014, with mortality follow-up through 2015, this study estimates suicide risks across industries in the U.S. working population.
A Comparison of 2017-19 Uncompensated Care of Rural and Urban Hospitals by Net Patient Revenue, System Affiliation, and Ownership
North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
The purpose of this study is to better understand patterns of uncompensated care. It extends a 2018 study of geographic variation in uncompensated care between rural and urban hospitals. Specifically, researchers investigate the association of uncompensated care with net patient revenue, system affiliation, and ownership.