Rural hospital patient safety benefits and survival prescription

Rural hospital patient safety benefits and survival prescription

June 20, 2018
Infection Control

Thom Wellington
The future requires significant change for rural hospitals, but might not be quite as bleak as forecast. Maintaining their strengths, such as caring, well-trained staff that produce reduced infection rates and safe patient experiences, along with high scores in Medicare’s value-based purchasing program, should be combined with planning for smaller facilities and incorporating new technologies. These combinations may be the prescription needed for the long-term survival of rural hospitals.

About the author: Thom Wellington is the CEO and a stockholder in Infection Control University.

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