The Community Benefit and Impact of Critical Access Hospitals: The Results of the 2007 CAH Survey
Cutler, Population Health and Health Policy
In 2007, the Flex Monitoring Team conducted a national telephone survey of 381 CAH administrators covering a wide variety of questions concerning hospitals’ community benefit and impact activities. This Briefing Paper reports on the community benefit and impact findings of this survey.
- Most CAHs offer financial assistance to patients.
- CAHs are engaged in activities that demonstrate their commitment to community and rural health system needs.
- Many CAHs have relationships with community organizations including hospitals, primary care providers, emergency medical services, and schools.
Loux, S., Coburn, A., Gale, J., & Lenardson, J. (2008). The community benefit and impact of critical access hospitals: The results of the 2007 CAH survey. (Policy Brief #6). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Flex Monitoring Team.