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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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$ HIT Ongoing Costs is Barrier for Smaller & Rural Hospitals

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Bar Graph 1: While a barrier for all, smaller hospitals were most likely to see ongoing costs as significant barrier

Percent of hospital indicating ongoing costs are a "significant barrier" or "somewhat of a barrier" by bed size 2,000

# of Beds at Hospital Significant barrier Somewhat of a barrier
<50 beds 42% 49%
50-99 beds 36% 55%
100-299 beds 28% 59%
300-499 beds 25% 61%
500+ beds 38% 45%

Bar Graph 2: Rural hospitals more likely to see ongoing costs as significant barrier.

Percent of hospital indicating ongoing costs are a "significant barrier" or "somewhat of a barrier" by location, 2006

Hospital Type Significant barrier Somewhat of a barrier
Initial Costs    
Rural 60% 36%
Urban 51% 42%
Ongoing Costs   61%
Rural 38% 52%
Urban 30% 56%

Source: American Hospital Association. (2007). Continued progress: Hospital use of information technology. Washington, DC: Author, p. 16.


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