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Figure 1. Rural hospital closures January 2005 to December 2016

Small hospital closures mean loss of access to care(Comments Off on Small hospital closures mean loss of access to care)

January 6, 2018

Challenges resulting from small hospital closures are summarized, as are solutions to sustain these facilities.

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ACS advocacy efforts in 2017 that will affect rural surgery

Two legislative issues of importance to rural surgeons—the Ensuring Access to General Surgery Act and the Critical Access Hospital 96-hour rule—are summarized.

Figure 1. Collaborative patterns of patient care in Montana

RS3—the Montana Rural Surgery Support System—is a model for surgical care in rural CAHs

A surgeon-led program in Montana helps rural surgeons with limited resources provide patients with local access to surgical care.

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Diamonds in the rough—a case for rural surgery rotations

A resident offers his perspective on strategies for stemming rural workforce shortages.

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Rural surgery: High pressure but rewarding

The challenges of practicing in a rural setting, including professional isolation, are explored in this month’s column.


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