Tag Archive for ‘critical access hospitals’

Figure 1. Rural hospital closures January 2005 to December 2016

Small hospital closures mean loss of access to care

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

Rural Surgery

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.

Rural surgery and the volume dilemma

The debate over the relationship between volume and outcomes for rural surgeons is the focus of this month’s column.

Total hip and total knee replacement certification focuses on continuum of care

The key elements of TJC’s total hip and total knee replacement certification program are described in this month’s column

ACS intervenes to resolve questions about the 96-hour rule

This month’s column provides an overview of the 96-hour rule and the ACS’ efforts to develop a legislative solution to repeal the law.

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