Trends in Supply and Utilization of Rural Hospitals with Special Medicare Payments

by Donna O. Farley, Lisa R. Shugarman, Feng Zeng, Pat Taylor, J. Scott Ashwood

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During its analysis of Medicare special payments to rural providers, RAND studied rural hospital numbers and distribution as well as trends in inpatient use of and spending for rural hospital services. This report presents RAND's findings.

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