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Using Geographic Methods to Understand Health Issues

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Figure 3. Rural Hospital Closures: 1980-90

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A point map uses a dot or some other shape to indicate the feature of interest. In this map, each point represents a closed rural hospital.

Data Sources: Hospital Closure File 1980-90, Health Database Services, American Hospital Association; Hospital Closure 1990 data set, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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