Rural Children Struggle to Access Hospital Services, Say Researchers – Medical Xpress via American Pediatric Society

Read article - Seneca Freyleue, a research programmer and analyst at The Dartmouth Institute, is quoted in an article about her research, which she will present at the Pediatric Academic Societies' 2024 meeting, that found that children in rural areas were more than six times as likely to check into a hospital without pediatric services compared to children in urban areas. "Children with medical complexities living in rural areas are especially vulnerable when their nearest hospital closes," Freyleue said. "Expanding access to pediatric hospital services can help children with multiple chronic conditions receive care regardless of where they live."