Table 1Profile of rural hospitals by bed count, AHA 2000 survey (N = 302): categorical variables

Perecent of Hospitals Reporting “Yes” (Number of Hospitals Reporting)
<50 Beds50–99 Beds100+ BedsTotal
Hospital totals1767254302
Services
Obstetrics*57.8% (154)79.7% (64)91.7% (48)69.2% (266)
Any intensive care units*52.6% (154)87.5% (64)100% (48)69.6% (266)
Medical/surgical ICU*50.0% (154)82.8% (64)93.8% (48)65.8% (266)
Inpatient surgery93.2% (176)100% (72)98.2% (54)96.4% (302)
Outpatient surgery97.7% (176)100% (72)100% (54)98.7% (302)
Emergency departments100% (154)98.4% (64)97.9% (48)99.3% (266)
Urgent care centers†19.5% (154)35.9% (64)37.5% (48)26.7% (266)
Trauma centers39.0% (154)32.8% (64)31.3% (48)36.1% (266)
Diagnostic Services
MRI*30.5% (154)54.7% (64)77.1% (48)44.7% (266)
CT scanner90.9% (154)95.3% (64)97.9% (48)93.2% (266)
Diagnostic radio-isotope*34.4% (154)62.5% (64)87.5% (48)50.8% (266)
PET†1.3% (154)1.6% (64)10.4% (48)3.0% (266)
SPECT*9.1% (154)32.8% (64)56.3% (48)23.3% (266)
Ultrasound90.9% (154)95.3% (64)95.8% (48)92.9% (266)
Radiation therapy*5.2% (154)12.5% (64)52.1% (48)15.4% (266)
ESWL*4.6% (154)7.8% (64)31.3% (48)10.2% (266)
Cardiac Care
Angioplasty*0.0% (154)1.6% (64)31.3% (48)6.0% (266)
Cardiac catheterization*1.0% (154)9.4% (64)58.3% (48)13.2% (266)
Organizational Structure
System member34.5% (145)36.1% (61)48.9% (47)37.6% (253)
Contract-managed†33.1% (145)24.6% (61)6.4% (47)26.1% (253)
Group purchaser86.9% (145)90.2% (61)89.4% (47)88.1% (253)
Network participant32.4% (145)31.2% (61)29.8% (47)31.6% (253)

Data Source: Annual Survey of Hospitals, AHA 2000

*

Significantly different at P < 0.01

Significantly different at P < 0.001

MRI = magnetic resonance imaging;

CT scanner = computed-tomography scanner;

PET = positron emission tomography;

SPECT = single photon emission computed tomography;

ESWL = extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripte

From: Comparing Patient Safety in Rural Hospitals by Bed Count

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Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (Volume 1: Research Findings).
Henriksen K, Battles JB, Marks ES, et al., editors.

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