University of Birmingham

Research Questions

Community Hospitals - Where are they, what do they do, what do patients think of them and how are communities involved?

1. What is a community hospital?

Construct a national database and develop a typology of community hospitals

2. What are patients' experiences of community hospitals?

Explore and understand the nature and extent of patients' experiences of community hospital care and services

3.What does the community do for its community hospital, and what does the community hospital do for its community?

Investigate the value of the interdependent relationship between community hospitals and their communities