Economic Impact


Each year the National Center develops new applications of the impact model to policy relevant issues. These applications can be modified to fit other states regardless of geographical or demographical differences and serve as tools for community and state leaders facing rural health related challenges. The model can be applied at the state, regional, county, or zip code level.

To prepare an economic impact study, the National Center utilizes an input-output model that generates the multipliers. The IMPLAN software (Version 3) is the software model utilized and IMPLAN data are the data utilized. A summary of the steps to prepare an economic impact study and a powerpoint of “How To” run the IMPLAN Software (Version 3) are included here:

A summary of all types of economic impact studies available (as of October 2016) is included here.

The tools and templates available are presented by type of economic impact study, by alphabet, by geography (location of a specific study), and by date of publication.

Each of these areas are shown below.

By Type of Economic Impact Study

Critical Access Hospitals – Local Economy

Economic Impact of a Critical Access Hospital on a Rural Community, October 2016

The Economic Impact (Operations and Construction Impacts) of Lafayette Regional Health Center on Lafayette County, Missouri, February 2010 (long 37 page template)

Critical Access Hospitals – State, County, and Local Economy

The Economic Impact of Hawaii Critical Access Hospitals on a Community, County, and State, Hawaii, October 2009

Dentist – Local Economy

The Economic Impact of a Rural Dentist, August 2014; Summary (2 pages)

General Surgeon – Local Economy

The Economic Impact of a Rural General Surgeon, September 2010 – Summary (2 pages)

Estimating the Need for a General Surgeon based on the Demand for Primary Care Practitioners in the Medical Service Area, September 2012

Health Sector – Local Economy

The Economic Impact of the Health Sector on the Economy of St. James Parish, Louisiana, February 2010

Hospital Closures – Rural Economies

The Economic Impact of Recent Hospital Closures on Rural Communities, July 2015

Hospitals – PPS 26-50 bed and 51-100 beds – Local Economy

The Economic Impacts of 26-50 Bed PPS Hospitals & 51-100 Bed PPS Hospitals on the Local Economics, August 2015

Hospitals – State Economy

The Economic Impact of Oklahoma Hospitals on the State of Oklahoma, March 2011

Medicaid – State Economy

The Economic Impact of SoonerCare (Medicaid) on Oklahoma’s Economy, January 2011; Summary (one page)

The Economic Impact of the Insure Oklahoma Expansion Project, 2016-2023, March 2015  (This study was prepared for the Oklahoma Hospital Association, March 2015, and did not use any federal funds.)

Medical School – State and Regional Economy

The Economic Impact of Lincoln Memorial University (Medical School) on the State and Regional Economies, Tennessee, April 2012

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Models to Estimate the Economic Impact of a Rural Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistant, August 2014; Summary (2 pages)

Nursing Homes – Local Economy

An Overview of Nursing Homes and the Economic Impact of Rural Nursing Homes, November 2014; Summary (two pages); Template to Build Local Nursing Home Impact

Pharmacy – Local Economy

The Economic Impact of a Typical Rural Community Pharmacy, Oklahoma, 2007

Primary Care Physician

Estimate the Economic Impact of a Rural Primary Care Physician, October 2016

An Analysis of the Potential Need for Primary Care Practitioners and Specialty Physicians in the Medical Service Area of Okeene Municipal Hospital, September 2015

Economic Loss to Community from Primary Care Practitioner Shortage, May 2009

Rural Health – All Studies and All Economies

Economic Impact of Rural Health Care, October 2016

Rural Health Clinics

Estimate the Annual Econonic Impact of an Independent Rural Health Clinic, October 2016

Rural Residency Program – Local Economy

The Economic Impact of the Rural Residency Program at the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma on the Economy of Durant, Bryan county, Oklahoma, November 2008; Summary (two pages)

Tobacco Education and Prevention Program – State Economy

The Economic Impact of the Florida Department of Health, Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Program, on the State of Florida, February 2010; Summary Flyer (2 pages)

By Alphabet

An Analysis of the Potential Need for Primary Care Practitioners and Specialty Physicians in the Medical Service Area of Okeene Municipal Hospital, September 2015

Economic Impact of a Critical Access Hospital on a Rural Community, October 2016

The Economic Impact of the Florida Department of Health, Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Program, on the State of Florida, February 2010; Summary Flyer (2 pages)

The Economic Impact of Hawaii Critical Access Hospitals on a Community, County, and State, Hawaii, October 2009

The Economic Impact of the Health Sector on the Economy of St. James Parish, Louisiana, February 2010

The Economic Impact of the Insure Oklahoma Expansion Project, 2016-2023, March 2015  (This study was prepared for the Oklahoma Hospital Association, March 2015, and did not use any federal funds.)

The Economic Impact (Operations and Construction Impacts) of Lafayette Regional Health Center on Lafayette County, Missouri, February 2010 (long 37 page template)

Economic Impact of Rural Health Care, October 2016

The Economic Impact of Lincoln Memorial University (Medical School) on the State and Regional Economies, Tennessee, April 2012

The Economic Impact of Oklahoma Hospitals on the State of Oklahoma, March 2011

The Economic Impact of Recent Hospital Closures on Rural Communities, July 2015

The Economic Impact of a Rural Dentist, August 2014; Summary (2 pages)

The Economic Impact of a Rural General Surgeon – Summary (2 pages)

The Economic Impact of a Physician Shortage (one page summary)

The Economic Impact of the Rural Residency Program at the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma on the Economy of Durant, Bryan county, Oklahoma, November 2008; Summary (two pages)

The Economic Impact of SoonerCare (Medicaid) on Oklahoma’s Economy, January 2011; Summary (one page)

The Economic Impact of a Typical Rural Community Pharmacy, Oklahoma, 2007

The Economic Impacts of 26-50 Bed PPS Hospitals & 51-100 Bed PPS Hospitals on the Local Economics, August 2015

Economic Loss to Community from Primary Care Practitioner Shortage, May 2009

Estimate the Annual Economic Impact of an Independent Rural Health Clinic, October 2016

Estimate the Economic Impact of a Rural Primary Care Physician, October 2016

Estimating the Need for a General Surgeon based on the Demand for Primary Care Practitioners in the Medical Service Area, September 2012

An Overview of Nursing Homes and the Economic Impact of Rural Nursing Homes, November 2014; Summary (two pages); Template to Build Local Nursing Home Impact

Models to Estimate the Economic Impact of a Rural Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistant, August 2014; Summary (2 pages) Not Available at this time

By Geography (location of a specific study)

Florida

The Economic Impact of the Florida Department of Health, Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Program, on the State of Florida, February 2010; Summary Flyer (2 pages)

Hawaii

The Economic Impact of Hawaii Critical Access Hospitals on a Community, County, and State, Hawaii, October 2009

Louisiana

The Economic Impact of the Health Sector on the Economy of St. James Parish, Louisiana, February 2010

Missouri

The Economic Impact (Operations and Construction Impacts) of Lafayette Regional Health Center on Lafayette County, Missouri, February 2010 (long 37 page template)

National

Economic Impact of a Critical Access Hospital on a Rural Community, October 2016

The Economic Impact of Recent Hospital Closures on Rural Communities, July 2015

The Economic Impact of a Rural Dentist, August 2014; Summary (2 pages)

The Economic Impact of a Rural General Surgeon – Summary (2 pages)

Economic Impact of Rural Health Care, October 2016

The Economic Impacts of 26-50 Bed PPS Hospitals & 51-100 Bed PPS Hospitals on the Local Economics, August 2015

Economic Loss to Community from Primary Care Practitioner Shortage, May 2009

Estimate the Annual Econonic Impact of an Independent Rural Health Clinic, October 2016

Estimate the Economic Impact of a Rural Primary Care Physician, October 2016

Estimating the Need for a General Surgeon based on the Demand for Primary Care Practitioners in the Medical Service Area, September 2012

An Overview of Nursing Homes and the Economic Impact of Rural Nursing Homes, November 2014; Summary (two pages); Template to Build Local Nursing Home Impact

Models to Estimate the Economic Impact of a Rural Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistant, August 2014; Summary (2 pages) Not Available at this time

Oklahoma

An Analysis of the Potential Need for Primary Care Practitioners and Specialty Physicians in the Medical Service Area of Okeene Municipal Hospital, September 2015

The Economic Impact of the Insure Oklahoma Expansion Project, 2016-2023, March 2015  (This study was prepared for the Oklahoma Hospital Association, March 2015, and did not use any federal funds.)

The Economic Impact of Oklahoma Hospitals on the State of Oklahoma, March 2011

The Economic Impact of the Rural Residency Program at the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma on the Economy of Durant, Bryan county, Oklahoma, November 2008; Summary (two pages)

The Economic Impact of SoonerCare (Medicaid) on Oklahoma’s Economy, January 2011; Summary (one page)

The Economic Impact of a Typical Rural Community Pharmacy, Oklahoma, 2007

Tennessee

The Economic Impact of Lincoln Memorial University (Medical School) on the State and Regional Economies, Tennessee, April 2012

By Date of Publication

2016

Economic Impact of Rural Health Care, October 2016

Estimate the Economic Impact of a Rural Primary Care Physician, October 2016

Economic Impact of a Critical Access Hospital on a Rural Community, October 2016

Estimate the Annual Econonic Impact of an Independent Rural Health Clinic, October 2016

2015

An Analysis of the Potential Need for Primary Care Practitioners and Specialty Physicians in the Medical Service Area of Okeene Municipal Hospital, September 2015

The Economic Impacts of 26-50 Bed PPS Hospitals & 51-100 Bed PPS Hospitals on the Local Economics, August 2015

The Economic Impact of Recent Hospital Closures on Rural Communities, July 2015

The Economic Impact of the Insure Oklahoma Expansion Project, 2016-2023, March 2015  (This study was prepared for the Oklahoma Hospital Association, March 2015, and did not use any federal funds.)

2014

An Overview of Nursing Homes and the Economic Impact of Rural Nursing Homes, November 2014; Summary (two pages); Template to Build Local Nursing Home Impact

Models to Estimate the Economic Impact of a Rural Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistant, August 2014; Summary (2 pages) Not Available at this time

The Economic Impact of a Rural Dentist, August 2014; Summary (2 pages)

2012

Estimating the Need for a General Surgeon based on the Demand for Primary Care Practitioners in the Medical Service Area, September 2012

The Economic Impact of Lincoln Memorial University (Medical School) on the State and Regional Economies, Tennessee, April 2012

2011

The Economic Impact of Oklahoma Hospitals on the State of Oklahoma, March 2011

The Economic Impact of SoonerCare (Medicaid) on Oklahoma’s Economy, January 2011; Summary (one page)

2010

The Economic Impact of the Florida Department of Health, Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Program, on the State of Florida, February 2010; Summary Flyer (2 pages)

The Economic Impact of the Health Sector on the Economy of St. James Parish, Louisiana, February 2010

The Economic Impact (Operations and Construction Impacts) of Lafayette Regional Health Center on Lafayette County, Missouri, February 2010 (long 37 page template)

The Economic Impact of a Rural General Surgeon – Summary (2 pages)

2009

The Economic Impact of Hawaii Critical Access Hospitals on a Community, County, and State, Hawaii, October 2009

Economic Loss to Community from Primary Care Practitioner Shortage, May 2009

2008

The Economic Impact of the Rural Residency Program at the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma on the Economy of Durant, Bryan county, Oklahoma, November 2008; Summary (two pages)

2007

The Economic Impact of a Typical Rural Community Pharmacy, Oklahoma, 2007