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Study shows rural hospitals are safer, cheaper

Posted at 6:03 PM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 18:04:25-04
Usually those who live in rural neighborhoods have to travel a lot farther to get to certain destinations. A new study says those people might not have to travel far if they need a normal operation.
 
A new study says hospitals in rural areas are pretty good when it comes to common procedures. Researchers from the University of Michigan found the risk of suffering a major complication after surgery was lower at one of these hospitals than a facility in a larger city. 
 
Procedures done at these hospitals usually cost Medicare about $1,400 less than a larger facility.