Emergency Medicine News
Dr. Newgard awarded four-year grant
Craig Newgard, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP, was awarded a four-year R01 grant (1R01HS023796-01) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for $956,227. The project is titled "The Value of Emergency Care for Injured Older Adults" and will run from May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2019. This project will evaluate the current emergency care system for injured older adults, from 9-1-1 call through one-year follow-up, including ways to improve the system and explore the balance between outcomes and costs. The inter-disciplinary project team includes members with expertise in: emergency medicine, EMS, system engineering, trauma surgery, geriatrics, decision analysis, health economics, informatics and biostatistics.