It's known that people who live or work in rural areas are more likely to suffer and die from serious injuries compared to those in more urban environments. But while time and distance play a role in these higher mortality rates, new research suggests that limited access to early, high-quality trauma care in many smaller Ontario hospitals may be a factor.
- More than 50 percent of injury-related deaths in rural Ontario occur before patients reach hospitalTue, 26 Jan 2010, 12:23:37 EST
- Significant urban-rural disparities in injury mortality seen in ChinaTue, 12 Jan 2010, 11:38:02 EST
- High-quality care associated with lower cost in traumaTue, 22 Feb 2011, 9:31:45 EST
- Patients at small, isolated, rural hospitals in US more likely to receive lower quality of care Tue, 5 Jul 2011, 20:36:24 EDT
- Smaller hospitals can provide safe and high-quality surgical care comparable to larger counterpartsTue, 27 Jul 2010, 16:35:51 EDT