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Inpatient Stays in Rural Hospitals, 2007: Statistical Brief #85.

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Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Briefs [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (US); 2006-.
2010 Jan.

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This Statistical Brief presents data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) on rural hospital stays in 2007. Utilization, resource, and patient characteristics of these hospitalizations are presented and compared to characteristics of urban hospital stays. The most common reasons for rural hospital stays, as well as the most common reasons for rural residents’ stays in urban hospitals are provided. Similarly, the most common procedures performed during rural hospital stays, as well as during rural residents’ stays in urban hospitals are provided. Differences between estimates noted in the text are statistically significant at the 0.05 level or better.

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