- Nov 10, 2019
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A lot of small town hospital have in fact shut down over the last 20 or 30 years, or do not offer the range of services, diagnostic equipment, treatments and medical specialist. Modern medical facilities have to generate revenue like any other business, often more than small towns with smaller populations and lower patient loads can support. Simple economics makes centralized facilities better able to serve larger areas. I see it daily in the number of air ambulances flying over to bring patients to Jackson.So no hospitals in rural America? HahahaI'm out there and come from farming people, some of which are still big time farmers. Not one of them owns a modern hospital. By the same token, I do not get corn or beef from either of the two hospitals here. if it makes you feel better. If you need water, go where the water is. If you need medical care, go where the hospitals are. Make sense to me.You should probably get out in rural America...and see farms worth more than you'll ever beNot too much local treatment available in a community that consists of a grain elevator, a filling station quick mart and if luck a post office, probably at the country store going out of business at the cross roads center of town.If these hillbillies think covid is fake and Democrat cities are such hell holes, why are they running to the city hospitals for help? They are now taking up the beds of the city folk who deserve medical treatment.
Perhaps there should be a priority to treat city residents?
Rural Areas Send Their Sickest Patients to Cities, Straining Hospitals
Many rural communities across the U.S. have resisted masks and calls for social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, but now rural counties are experiencing record-high infection and death rates.
Critically ill rural patients are often sent to city hospitals for high-level treatment and, as their numbers grow, some urban hospitals are buckling under the added strain.