Michelle Brasure, PhD

Phone: 612.625.1582
Fax: 612.627.4415
Email: brasu001@tc.umn.edu

Rural Health Research Center
University of Minnesota
2221 University Avenue SE Room 112
Minneapolis, MN 55414


Completed Projects - (2)


Publications - (3)

  • Financial Incentives for Rural Hospitals to Expand the Scope of Their Services
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 06/2002
    This paper examines the financial incentives that rural hospitals have to conduct surgery and treat more complex medical conditions. The objective is to evaluate whether rural hospitals that offer broader services are more profitable than hospitals with very limited inpatient services. A low-volume adjustment considered by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commissions (MedPAC) is discussed.
  • Understanding Rural Hospital Bypass Behavior
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 06/2002
    This study provides a descriptive analysis of rural hospital bypass behavior. Focuses on the extent to which patients admitted from rural areas are bypassing local facilities and whether there are changes in bypass patterns over time.
  • Why do Rural Primary-Care Physicians Sell Their Practices?
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 06/2000
    This study evaluates why rural primary care physicians sell their practices. Examines the factors that led independent physicians to sell their practices to either non- local buyers, local hospitals or local physicians.