Briefs & Reports

The Changing Landscape of Hospital Capacity in Large Cities and Suburbs: Implications for the Safety Net in Metropolitan America

Journal of Urban Health

Lisa Duchon, PhD

Trends and changes in hospital use and capacity by ownership status and community poverty levels for large urban and suburban areas that may have important implications for the future of the hospital safety net in large metropolitan areas. The analysis raises questions about the effects of the expanding role of private hospitals as safety net “providers, and have implications for poor residents in high poverty suburban areas, and for urban safety net hospitals that care for poor suburban residents in surrounding communities.

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