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Title
Do transition grants help rural hospitals?
First Author
Wooldridge, Judith
Date of Pub
1995 Fall
Pages
39-52
Volume
17
Issue
1
Other Authors
Cheh, Valerie A; Holden, Nancy; Moreno, Lorenzo; Thompson, Rachel
Abstract
Congress introduced the Rural Health Care Transition (RHCT) Grant Program in 1989 to assist financially troubled, small rural hospitals. This article discusses grant effects on the second cohort of hospitals to complete their 3-year grants. Although three-quarters of the grantees implemented all or most of their goals, 11 percent could not implement a viable project. Grantees added or upgraded 523 services with the help of their grants, especially outpatient and social services, most of them financially self-supporting. Except among the largest hospitals, there was no evidence that the grants improved grantee finances. Management appeared unaffected by the grants.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Community Health Services/economics : Emergency Service, Hospital/economics : Financing, Government/legislation & jurisprudence : Health Services Research/economics/standards : Home Care Services, Hospital-Based/economics : Hospice Care/economics : Hospitals, Rural/economics/organization & administration : Organizational Objectives : Outpatient Clinics, Hospital/economics : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States : United States Health Care Financing Administration
NTIS Number
PB96-139548