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Mortality for time-sensitive conditions at urban vs rural hospitals during the pandemic

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: In this study of 3,813 hospitals, patient outcomes for time-sensitive conditions (acute myocardial infarction, hip fracture, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, pneumonia, sepsis, and stroke) were worse during the COVID-19 pandemic than before, with different magnitudes of change at urban versus rural hospitals. Mobilizing strategies tailored to the different needs of urban and rural hospitals may help reduce the likelihood of excess deaths during future public health crises. 

Authors: H. Joanna Jiang, Ph.D., of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Rockville, Maryland, is the corresponding author.

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