AHA - American Hospital Association

09/21/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/21/2021 14:29

Study: Rural hospital mergers linked to better patient outcomes

In a study reported this week in JAMA Network Open, rural hospital mergers were associated with lower mortality for patients admitted to the hospital for heart attack, heart failure, stroke and pneumonia. The authors said the finding "is important to enhancing rural health care and reducing urban-rural disparities in quality of care."