In 2019 and 2020 Guidehouse analyzed the correlation of financial viability and essentiality of rural hospitals across the country.
According to the most recent analysis 25% of rural hospitals nationwide are at a high risk of closing unless their financial situations improve. Of these hospitals, 82% are considered highly essential to their communities.
Additional insights from the 2020 analysis of migration patterns of patients who live in rural counties in six states show:
Read the full analysis by year:
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