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892 hospitals at risk of closure, state by state

Discussion in 'Health & Healing' started by sun rise, Nov 24, 2022.

  1. sun rise

    sun rise Śvāna Dharma
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    How capitalist health care is serving the needy worse and worse as rural hospitals close and get closer to closing.

    From Becker's Hospital CFO Report:

    892 hospitals at risk of closure, state by state


    Across the U.S., 892 hospitals — more than 40 percent of all rural hospitals in the country — are either at immediate or high risk of closure. The more than 300 hospitals at high risk of closure either have lower financial reserves or high dependence on nonpatient service revenues such as local taxes or state subsidies, according to the report.


    Alabama
    Rural hospitals at risk of closing: 30 (65 percent)

    Alaska
    Rural hospitals at risk of closing: 5 (38 percent)

    Arizona
    Rural hospitals at risk of closing: 5 (28 percent)

    Arkansas
    Rural hospitals at risk of closing: 30 (61 percent)

    California
    Rural hospitals at risk of closing: 17 (33 percent)

    Colorado
    Rural hospitals at risk of closing: 11 (27 percent)
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  2. Shaul

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    The closing of rural hospitals has been an ongoing topic. There are many causes. There are also new solutions being explored.
     
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  3. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    If it happens it happens. People ought to know the why and how things get to the points that they are now.


    There's just foreword along with whatever it entails.

    Best advice for common people is to adapt.
     
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  5. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    One constant is the involvement of money. It's always money.
     
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    Nothing new. Rural communities are traditionally left out on a lot and at risk of having many services taken away (like local voting and routine postal services).
     
  7. Brickjectivity

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    Here is the source data page:
    Data on Rural Hospitals

    I looked up the hospital in my area.
     
  8. Brian2

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    In Australia we seem to have forgotten the pandemic already and some politicians want to allocate money to road infrastructure more than ungrading the health services, which were overwhelmed in the Pandemic and which we know need input.
     
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    And Bremerton is not a small place. What about Navy personnel?
     
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    Sand Dancer Crazy Cat Lady

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    That is so sad. 65% in some places...
     
  11. crossfire

    crossfire Antinomian feminist heretic freak ☿
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    There is still the Naval Hospital in Bremerton for those on active duty.
    Navy Medicine > NMRTC Bremerton WA
     
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    In FL there are a bunch of walk in clinics popping up. I hope the other states have these as well, for at least the more minor things.
     
  13. The Sum of Awe

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    This is all actually happening. What the heck???
    Let me guess, raising taxes?
     
  14. sun rise

    sun rise Śvāna Dharma
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    True but I've not seen any real new solutions to the problem caused by the American health care mess.
     
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    No. Replacing smaller rural community hospitals with urgent care centers, mobile facilities, remote paramedic diagnosis (using 5G connectivity) and tiered, shared, partnered labs and facilities. This isn't the olden days. There are new solutions and more coming all the time.
     
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  16. crossfire

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    There are still rural areas with no cell phone connectivity, much less 5G.
     
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