Marilyn Klug, PhD

North Dakota and NORC Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center

Phone: 701.787.0089
Email: marilyn.klug@med.und.edu

Center for Rural Health
University of North Dakota
1301 N. Columbia Road, Stop 9037
Grand Forks, ND 58202


Completed Projects - (2)

  • Effect of Type and Timeliness of Post-Acute Care on Preventable Hospital Readmissions for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries
    The purpose of this project is to: 1) determine how location of hospitals used for initial admissions by rural patients affects readmission rates; 2) assess how the use of swing beds affects rural patients' readmissions; and 3) examine the impact of the type and timeliness of post-acute care, including home health care, skilled nursing, and physician visits, on readmissions for rural patients.
    Research center: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Hospitals and clinics, Medicare
  • Potentially Preventable Rural Hospital Readmissions
    This project focuses on the analysis of potentially preventable rural hospital readmissions, a potential quality indicator receiving considerable attention from policymakers and payers. Using 3-M algorithm software and MedPAR inpatient claims data from 9 geographically representative states, this study will explore the relationship between readmission rates and geographic regions, categories of rural hospitals, discharge destination, clinical diagnoses and patient attributes.
    Research center: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Hospitals and clinics, Quality

Publications - (6)