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2016 Rural Relevance Study

2016 Rural Relevance Study


The iVantage Hospital Strength INDEX is the industry standard for assessing – and benchmarking rural and Critical Access Hospital performance. INDEX data is the basis of this study and its results are the foundation for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards and is used by organizations such as the National Rural Health Association in support of its advocacy and legislative initiatives.

iVantage aggregates hospital-specific data for 71 performance indicator variables across nine pillars of performance, and calculates each hospital’s percentile rankings compared to all Rural PPS and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the study group. Aggregate scores across the nine pillars serve as the basis for a single overall rating – the Hospital Strength INDEX.