Data for 540 rural hospitals from 1982 to 1997 were analyzed to determine whether adoption of long-term-care (LTC) strategies improved hospital financial performance. Adoption of external and internal LTC strategies (other than swing-beds) was generally, but not unambiguously, associated with higher profits, increased occupancy, and/or lower costs.
Financial Consequences of Rural Hospital Long-Term Care StrategiesHealth Care Management Review
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Citation InformationStuart, B., Fennell, M., Sun, R., & Campbell, S. E. (January 01, 2006). Financial consequences of rural hospital long-term care strategies. Health Care Management Review, 31, (2), 145-155.