Modern Healthcare

27 September 2014

While many see free-standing emergency departments (EDs) as the answer to the shuttering of rural hospitals, Jeff Hoffman, senior partner with Kurt Salmon's health care practice, cautions that more than just inpatient care is needed. "[T]hat's where I think everyone gets hung up," he was quoted as telling Modern Healthcare. "Instead, we need local access to emergency care, to diagnostic and treatment care, and we need access to specialists through some linkage."

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