Title

The Community Benefit and Impact of Critical Access Hospitals: The Results of the 2007 CAH Survey

Document Type

Policy Brief

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Keywords

Cutler, Population Health and Health Policy

Abstract

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.

Key Findings:

  • 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.

Comments

Research and Policy Brief No. 6

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