One strategy: special maternity care payments that would allow rural hospitals to hire dedicated obstetrics nurses.
Covid Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites
The nursing shortage hitting the country is particularly dire in rural areas, which have less money than large hospitals to pay the exorbitant fees travel nursing agencies are demanding.
Rural health care is in crisis – here are 5 innovative ways Biden can help it transform
One of the first crucial steps is to ensure that trusted rural health care professionals who intimately understand rural America’s challenges are in positions that empower them to shape federal policies that respect rural culture and context.
Rural Hospitals Weigh Keeping Obstetric Units When Births Decline
Just 7.4% of U.S. babies are born at hospitals that handle 10 to 500 births annually but those hospitals are 37% of all U.S. hospitals that deliver babies.