Value Initiative Issue Brief 4: How Rural Hospitals Improve Value and Affordability

American Hospital Association (AHA)

Rural hospitals are a crucial local access point for urgent medical services, primary care, and prevention in their communities. Despite multi-faceted and complex challenges, rural hospitals continue to transform and adapt to meet the needs of their populations. This Issue Brief highlights four strategies rural hospitals are using to improve value by reducing cost, improving quality or enhancing the patient experience.