TITLE

AHA report examines challenges ahead for rural hospitals in new era of health reform

PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
AHA News;5/2/2011, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the highlights of the report "The Opportunities and Challenges for Rural Hospitals in an Era of Health Reform," released by the American Hospital Association (AHA). According to the report, hospitals face the challenges of small size, limited workforce and constrained financial resources. Charts are presented showing data on outpatient as a percent of total gross revenue and percentage of hospitals providing non-hospital services.
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64405314

 

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