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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Control Variables

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  • County Variables (ARF)
    • Census population
    • Per capita income
    • Educational level
    • Rural-urban continuum code
  • Hospital Referral Region Variables
    • Total beds in operation
    • Per cent of operating beds in Rural Referral Center, Sole Community Provider and PPS hospitals
  • Type of hospital Medicare reimbursement
    • Rural Referral Center, critical access hospital (CAH), Sole Community Provider, PPS
  • Fiscal Year
    • 1996 (base year) -- 2003

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