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Comment & Response
July 24/31, 2013

Mortality Trends in Critical Access Hospitals

Author Affiliations
  • 1Rural Health Research Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
JAMA. 2013;310(4):428-429. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.8742

To the Editor Dr Joynt and colleagues1 compared mortality trends in critical access hospitals (CAHs) and non-CAHs. Their analysis raises a number of concerns in addition to those raised by Dr Ioannidis.2 These concerns include problems with the study’s data, methods, and interpretation of the results.