Quality Improvement Strategies and Best Practices in Critical Access Hospitals

Publication Date: September 2nd, 2004
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
Author(s): Casey, M. and Moscovice, I.

Abstract: Critical access hospitals (CAHs) face many challenges in implementing quality improvement (QI) initiatives, which include limited resources, low volume of patients, small staffs, and inadequate information technology. A primary goal of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program is to improve the quality of care provided by CAHs. This article describes key quality improvement initiatives for a national sample of CAHs that are actively involved in implementing quality-related initiatives in collaboration with support hospitals and statewide organizations.

Published in: Journal of Rural Health

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