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.
Funding Organization or Grant
This study was conducted by the Flex Monitoring Team with funding from the federal Office of Rural Health Policy (PHS Grant No. U27RH01080)
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.