Between 1980 and 1988,132 rural hospitals closed, and left their towns with no general hospital. Most of those towns also lost physicians, and 19 were left with no physicians 2 years after closure. The smaller, more remote towns had few physicians to begin with and were more likely than larger towns to lose physicians along with their hospitals.
Authors:Hart LG, Pirani MJ, Rosenblatt RA
Journal/Publisher:Rural Development Perspectives
Edition:Oct 1994. 10(Oct):17-21
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Citation:Hart LG, Pirani MJ, Rosenblatt RA. Most Rural Towns Lost Physicians After Their Hospitals Closed. Rural Development Perspectives. Oct 1994 10(Oct):17-21
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