Denise Kirk, MS

North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center

Phone: 919.843.1836
Email: dakirk@unc.edu

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


Publications - (9)

2020

  • Changes in Care-Seeking after Rural Hospitals Merge
    Policy Brief
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    Date: 07/2020
    Rural hospital mergers have increased significantly since 2010. Enhanced financial performance and improved quality are often cited as benefits, but hospital mergers can also lead to changes in the services provided by acquired hospitals. This brief estimates the use of inpatient services delivered by acquired rural hospitals following a merger.

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