It takes a community

Zigmond, Jessica
June 2006
Modern Healthcare;6/12/2006, Vol. 36 Issue 24, p31
Trade Publication
The article explores the advantage of rural hospitals in improving the population health in the U.S. As the federal government pushes the healthcare industry to adopt pay-for-performance measures, rural hospitals could have an advantage over their urban counterparts in one area: working collaboratively to improve the overall health of their community populations. The ability of rural hospitals to use their strong set of connections can engage other community players to improve the health of the area's population.


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