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Surgical mortality stats at CAHs on par with bigger hospitals
Modern Healthcare

While recent research showed small, rural hospitals registered worse mortality outcomes than their larger urban and suburban counterparts, they fare no worse than their larger counterparts on mortality following common, low-risk surgical procedures, such as appendectomy and knee replacement. That’s according to a newly released study in JAMA Surgery, which examined the quality and costs associated with surgical care delivered at critical-access hospitals.