Darcy McMaughan

Southwest Rural Health Research Center

Phone: 979.204.3983
Email: mcmaughan@tamhsc.edu

Texas A&M University
School of Public Health
TAMU 1266
College Station, TX 77843-1266


Current Projects - (2)

  • Provision of Skilled Nursing in Rural America: Skilled Nursing Facilities and Swing Beds
    This project will allow researchers and policy makers to understand the nature of swing bed and skilled nursing facility care provision in rural areas of the U.S. Our national comparison will include indicators such as service mix, length of stay, discharges, volume and census, and certifications and provider characteristics.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Aging, Hospitals and clinics, Long term care, Medicare
  • Quality Measures for Skilled Nursing Care in Rural Swing Beds: What Works and What Doesn’t?
    This project will provide a systematic review of skilled nursing facility quality measures and how these measures apply to skilled nursing facility-level care provided in rural swing beds in both critical access hospitals and prospective payment system hospitals.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Hospitals and clinics, Long term care, Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS)