Impact of rural hospital closures in Saskatchewan, Canada.

  title={Impact of rural hospital closures in Saskatchewan, Canada.},
  author={Lili Liu and J{\"o}rg Hader and Bonnie Brossart and Ronnie White and Sophie Lewis},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={52 12},
Canada's health care system has undergone major changes since 1990. In Saskatchewan, 52 small rural hospitals funded for less than eight beds stopped receiving funding for acute care services in 1993. Most were subsequently converted to primary health care centers. Since then, concerns have been raised about the impact of the changes on rural residents' access to care, their health status, and the viability of rural communities. To assess the impact of hospital closures on the affected… CONTINUE READING
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