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The impact of rural hospital closures on access to hospital services and health outcomes in New Brunswick

Category(s): Health
Status: Closed
Principal: Dan Crouse
Project Number: P0006
Year Approved: 2016
Year Completed: 2022

Project Description

Proximity to health-care services has decreased over the past decade for some New Brunswick residents due to the closing or repurposing of 10 hospitals. The goal of this project is to evaluate the impact of rural hospital closures and their affect on residents in terms of access to care, emergency room wait times, distance to hospital and any relation to readmission, duration of stay and mortality.

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