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Rural and Urban Utilization of the Emergency Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Utilizes data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization
Project’s (HCUP’s) State Emergency Department Databases
(SEDD) for seven states. Researchers explore, and describe
in this brief, the use of the Emergency Department for
mental health and substance abuse among Urban, Large Rural,
Small Rural, and Isolated Small Rural residents.
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Peterson, M.
Date: June 2017
Perspectives of Rural Hospice Directors
Examines hospice care within a rural context, including issues regarding regulations, finance/reimbursement, workforce, general rural issues, relationships with other organizations, and technology. Identifies concerns of hospice directors in rural settings.
Author(s): Gibbens, B., Schroeder, S., Knudson, A. and Hart, G.
Date: March 2015
Policy Brief: Rural-Urban Disparities in Heart Disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming about 600,000 lives annually. This policy brief highlights rural-urban disparities in heart disease and focuses on three measures: 1) death rates for ischemic heart disease (IHD) among persons 20 years of age and older, 2) obesity among persons 18 years of age and older, and 3) physical inactivity during leisure time among persons 18 years of age and older.
Author(s): Knudson, A., Meit, M., & Popat, S.
Date: October 2014