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The vast majority of the populated earth's crust that has any health care at all is served by rural practitioners. I have done a little bit of rural medicine in Haiti, in Mexico and now a bit more in South Sudan. I have also worked in a rural health
The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , a part of Wolters Kluwer Health . Both rural and urban hospitals showed increases in cesarean section over the last decade, while rates of non-indicated induction of labor rose more sharply
But the Charlton Memorial Hospital in Folkston, Georgia, is closed. Because Republicans in half the states have blocked the expansion of Medicaid, funds to public hospitals with large uninsured populations have been slashed. So far, at least five
That's according to hospital administrators surveyed by The Tennessean and the Jackson Sun in some solid journalism over the weekend. Many rural hospitals are thinking about closing maternity wards and ending cancer treatment, among other services.
Tennessee's rural hospitals are laying off workers and reducing services as they try to cope with the funding changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act and the political battles that surround expanding TennCare. The Tennessean reports (http://
The Delta Regional Authority will contribute $125,320 to aid 12 facilities designated as eligible Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) or Small Rural Hospitals (SRHs) serving 11 Delta counties: Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Clay, Dallas Desha, Drew,
I cover CSR, social entrepreneurship and impact investing in Asia...It is said that an average rural hospital in Thailand has 4-5 hospital staff, including 1 doctor, servicing a population of about 20,000 people. Capitalizing on the scale and
A federal budget-cutting proposal threatens to reduce Medicare payments to 15 rural Oregon hospitals, and hospital and state officials said the impact could be devastating. The East Oregonian reports that the proposal involves "critical access
The Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services last week recommended removing the "critical access" designation of two-thirds of the nation's 1,328 critical access hospitals in an effort to save more than $1.1 billion
Twenty-six rural hospitals in South Dakota are threatened by a federal agency's proposal that could take away the extra payments they get for service to Medicare patients, a move that might even force some hospitals to close, a state official said.