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Publication Date: July 2005

Publisher(s): Center for Studying Health System Change

Author(s): Aaron Katz; Joy M. Grossman; Robert E. Hurley; Jessica H. May

Series: Community Report No. 3

Topic: Health (Health services administration)

Type: Report

Abstract:

In February 2005, a team of researchers visited Little Rock, Ark., to study that community's health system, how it is changing and the effects of those changes on consumers. The Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), as part of the Community Tracking Study, interviewed more than 65 leaders in the health care market. Little Rock is one of 12 communities tracked by HSC every two years through site visits. Individual community reports are published for each round of site visits. The first four site visits to Little Rock, in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002, provide baseline and trend information against which changes are tracked. The Little Rock market encompasses Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and Saline counties.