Post-acute care

Research Findings

View publications, including policy briefs, working papers, and journal articles, on Post-acute care:


View one-page summary Recaps of key findings from the Rural Health Research Centers on Post-acute care:

  • Post-Acute Care in Rural Areas: The Role of Swing Beds and Nursing Homes
    Date: 03/2024
    Patients who have received acute care services, but are not ready to safely return home, may transition to post-acute care (PAC). The PAC phase acts as a bridge between the hospital and the next steps to recovery. This Recap examines the roles that swing beds and nursing homes have in PAC.


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Projects on this Topic

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