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Rural Hospitals: Factors That Affect Risk of Closure

HRD-90-134 Published: Jun 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1990.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the factors making rural hospitals vulnerable to closure.

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Community hospitalsDisadvantaged personsRural hospitalsEconomic analysisElderly personsHealth care costsHospital administrationMedicarePatient care servicesRural economic developmentUrban economic development