Emergency Medicine Featured Research Archive
Featured Research Papers
Trauma in the Neighborhood: A Geospatial Analysis and Assessment of Social Determinants of Major Injury in North AmericaAuthored by Craig Newgard, M.D. co-authored by Craig Warden and Ross Fleischman from the CPR-EM as well as contributions from faculty at other Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium sites will be published in the April 2011 edition of the American Journal Of Public Health. The aim of the study was to identify and characterize areas with high rates of major trauma events in 9 diverse cities and counties in the United States and Canada.
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EMS Use Elderly PatientsInjury hospitalization as a marker for emergency medical services use in elderly patients.
Authored by Ross Fleischman, MD along with others in the CPR-EM was published in Prehospital Emergency Care [Volume 14, Number 4, August 2010 , pp. 425-432(8)].
The impetus for the study was the elderly utilize emergency medical services (EMS) at a higher rate than younger patients, yet little is known about the influence of injury on subsequent EMS utilization and costs. The objective was to assess injury hospitalization as a potential marker for subsequent EMS utilization and costs by Medicare patients.
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