CAHs fall short on care, but telemedicine could help PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 July 2011 09:16

Critical access hospitals (CAHs) in rural areas of the U.S. are behind on quality of care, patient outcomes and technology adoption when compared to other hospitals, according to a recent study.

In the first national study to examine care at CAHs in rural areas of the U.S., Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that, despite more than a decade of policy efforts to improve rural health care, substantial challenges remain.

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