The Gerontologist, Vol 29, Issue 1 81-85, Copyright © 1989 by The Gerontological Society of America
Long-term care in small rural hospitals
A comparison of small rural hospitals with long-term care units (LTC) to
those without units revealed both hospital and community differences.
Hospitals with LTC were smaller and differed in length of stay, personnel,
and expenses. Their counties were smaller in population and less urban, but
did not have proportionally more elderly or different indicators of