Understanding Factors that Contribute to CAH Turnarounds

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This study responded to concerns over the number of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) that are financially vulnerable due to low patient census/volume levels by identifying and examining “best practice” turnaround strategies for improving CAH financial performance. The study focused on CAHs that had effectively turned around their financial positions by improving operational, clinical, and quality performance; implementing services to better meet community needs; and reducing inappropriate bypasses of the hospital.