Scanning the Headlines: Small or Rural Hospitals

Updated on July 31, 2006

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Mueller, K., and MacKinney, C.  Care across the continuum:  access to health care services in rural America.  Journal of Rural Health.  22(1):43-49, Winter 2006.

Schleicher, S.  Strategies for professional development and support.  Rural Roads.  4(2):14-15, July 2006.

Philps, M., and Hughes, A.  Red flag for rural hospitals?  Rural Roads.  4(2):38-41, July 2006.

Zhang, W.  The role of rural health clinics in hospitalization due to ambulatory care sensitive conditions:  a study in Nebraska.  Journal of Rural Health.  22(3):220-228, Summer 2006.

Pink, G.  Financial indicators for critical access hospitals.  Journal of Rural Health.  22(3):229-236, Summer 2006.

Okon, N.  Availability of diagnostic and treatment services for acute stroke in frontier counties in Montana and Northern Wyoming.  Journal of Rural Health.  22(3):237-241, Summer 2006.

Culler, S., and others.  Urban-rural differences in the availability of hospital information technology applications:  a survey of Georgia hospitals.  Journal of Rural Health.  22(3):242-247, Summer 2006.

Driscoll, D., and others.  An instrument for assessing public health system performance:  validity in rural settings.  Journal of Rural Health.  22(3):254-259, Summer 2006.

Improving safety in rural hospitals.  Joint Commission on Patient Safety.  6(2):1-2, Jan. 2006.

Philipp, D., and Wright, D.  Recruiting healthcare professionals to rural areas.  Radiology Management.  27(6):44-50, Nov./Dec. 2005.

Philipp, D., and Wright, D.  Growing your own:  planting seeds for healthy rural hospitals.  Radiology Management.  27(5):36-40, Sept./Oct. 2005.

Bradbury, R.  Top 10 questions for rural, community hospital CFOs.  Healthcare Financial Management.  59(4):58-62, Apr. 2005.

Committee on the Future of Rural Health Care.  Quality Through Collaboration: The Future of Rural Health.  Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2005.

Wholey, D., and others.   The Environmental context of patient safety and medical errors.  The Journal of Rural Health. 20(4):304-313, Fall 2004.

Coburn A.F., and others.  Assuring rural hospital patient safety: what should be the priorities?  The Journal of Rural Health. 20(4):314-326, Fall 2004.

Casey M.M., and Moscovice, I.  Quality improvement strategies and best practices in critical access hospitals.  The Journal of Rural Health. 20(4):327-334, Fall 2004.

Jones, K.J., and others.  Translating research into practice: voluntary reporting of medication errors in critical access hospitals. The Journal of Rural Health. 20(4):335-343, Fall 2004.

Ward M.M., and others.  What would be the effect of referral to high-volume hospitals in a largely rural state?  The Journal of Rural Health. 20(4):344-354, Fall 2004.

Ellerbeck, E.F., Bhimaraj, A., and Perpich, D.  Organization of care for acute myocardial infarction in rural and urban hospitals in Kansas. The Journal of Rural Health. 20(4):363-367, Fall 2004.

Pink, G.H., and others.  Comparative performance data for critical access hospitals. The Journal of Rural Health. 20(4):374-382, Fall 2004.

Moscovice, I., and others.  Measuring rural hospital quality.  The Journal of Rural Health. 20(4):383-393, Fall 2004.

Wakefield, D.S., and others.  Intensive care unit utilization and interhospital transfers as potential indicators of rural hospital quality.  The Journal of Rural Health. 20(4):394-400, Fall 2004.

Critical access hospitals enter a new era of capital finance.  Healthcare Financial Management. 58(8):102-104, Aug. 2004.

Critical access hospitals.  Hospitals & Health Networks. 78(8):51+, Aug. 2004.

Baldwin, L., and others.  Quality of care for acute myocardial infarction in rural and urban US hospitals.  The Journal of Rural Health. 20(2):99-108, Spring 2004.

Piotrowski, J.  Critically acclaimed: critical-access designation, other federal programs are helping rural hospitals improve and expand their services, not just survive.  Modern Healthcare. 34(21):22-24, May 24, 2004.

Galloro, V.  Unequal access: smaller hospitals still at a disadvantage in terms of capital access.  Modern Healthcare. 34(19):24-26, May 10, 2004.

Business office challenges of small and rural hospitals.  Healthcare Financial Management. 58(4):87-92, Apr. 2004.

DeJohn, P.  Big spenders: small, rural hospitals fuel supply chain.  Hospital Materials Management. 29(3):1+, Mar. 2004.

Rogoski, R.R.  Small but mighty: a rural Pennsylvania hospital becomes the epitome of efficiency with IT.  Health Management Technology   25(3):12-14, Mar. 2004.

Hagopian, A., and others.  The Role of international medical graduates in America’s small rural critical access hospitals.  The Journal of Rural Health. 20(1):52-58, Winter 2004.

Physician specialty practices: strategic survival for rural hospitals.  Healthcare Financial Management, 58(1):76-80, Jan. 2004.

AHA Section for Small or Rural Hospitals.  CAH Annual Report 2003.  Chicago: American Hospital Association, [2004].

Stewart, K., Beachler, M., and Slayton, D.  Improving access to capital for health care infrastructure: the experience of the Southern Rural Access Program’s revolving loan fund.  The Journal of Rural Health. 19(S):391-396, Supplemental 2003.

Dalton, K., and others.  Choosing to convert to critical access hospital status.  Health Care Financing Review. 25(1):115-132, Fall 2003.

Ellerbeck, E.F., and others.  Quality improvement in critical access hospitals: addressing immunizations prior to discharge.  The Journal of Rural Health. 19(4):433-438, Fall 2003.

Radcliff, T.A., and others.  Understanding rural hospital bypass behavior.  The Journal of Rural Health. 19(3):252-259, Summer 2003.

U.S. General Accounting Office.  Modest Eligibility Expansion for Critical Access Hospital Program Should Be Considered.  Washington, D.C.: GAO, Sept. 2003.

Lawler, M.K., Doeksen, G.A., and Schott, V.  Impact of conversion to critical access hospital status for Oklahoma’s rural hospitals.  The Journal of Rural Health. 19(2):135-138, Spring 2003.

Data trends: small U.S. hospitals responding to financial pressures. Healthcare Financial Management. 57(5):112, May 2003.

Stensland, J., Moscovice, I., and Christianson, J.   Future financial viability of rural hospitals.  Health Care Financing Review. 23(4):175-188, Summer 2002.

American Hospital Association.  Challenges facing rural hospitals.  TrendWatch. 4(2):1-8, June 2002.

Wolters, T.P., and Marmouget, E.C.   Medicare payment options for rural hospitals: the name game.  Healthcare Financial Management. 56(5):76-79, May 2002.


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