Surgical Outcomes at Rural Hospitals Questioned

Critical access hospitals (generally, smaller rural facilities) may pose a greater risk, especially for orthopedic surgeries, than larger hospitals, according to a report aired recently on pbs.org. Part of the problem may lie in the reimbursement provisions enacted in the late 1990s by Medicare, Christopher Weaver of the Wall Street Journal suggests. Read the transcript from this PBS interview and listen to the audio segment here…

 

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