Where can you find a list of hospital closings?


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Lists of hospital closings appear frequently on official state and government-run websites. Additionally, specialized health care industry and hospital-related sites regularly compile lists of medical facilities soon to close or already shuttered.

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In some cases, hospital closings are detailed on sites specific to the states affected, such as the Massachusetts Hospital Association website, which has a comprehensive record of closures dating back to 1980, and the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment site, which lists closed facilities from 2001 onward, based on data supplied by the Pennsylvania Health Department. The U.S. government's National Center for Biotechnology Information website lists hospital closures and offers related analyses as part of its Health Services Research subsection.

Some independent health care-related sites offer hospital closure information, including Value Healthcare Services, which compiles lists of affected hospitals and explores reasons for the shutdowns, and Becker's Hospital Review, which creates year-end tallies of closed facilities.

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