New Research Publications on Converting to a Rural Emergency Hospital

  The North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center provides a basic financial framework for considering the incremental revenues, costs, and avoided costs that may be expected if a hospital eliminates inpatient care to convert to an REH.  Another paper from the same research center examines hospitals with low emergency department volumes that are eligible to convert to an REH and found common characteristics.  See FORHP-funded technical assistance to support hospitals exploring the REH option under Resources of the Week below.