Study says death rates worse at rural hospitals
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new study says the death rates in small rural hospitals are worse than at most hospitals.
The Lincoln Journal Star reported the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association notes that the death rate in remote hospitals got worse between 2002 and 2010. The death rate at other hospitals improved over that same time period.
Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas and Kansas are the states with the most critical-access hospitals. Iowa has 82 and Nebraska has 65.
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