Tue, 27 February 2018
The worst parts of the country to suffer a serious accident are in rural America. People die of trauma 3 times as often as in the cities or suburbs. One huge reason? Fewer hospitals. And they’re getting fewer all the time. Rural hospitals face a double whammy…it’s harder to recruit doctors to sparsely settled place and the patient population is unpredictable and low. Staci Matlock, editor of the Taos News, with some sure signs of stress in her local hospital and how her taxpaying readers may be asked to help out.