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Traumatic Injury and Access to Care in Rural Areas: Leveraging Linked Data and Geographic Information Systems for Planning and Advocacy

Description
Analyzes county-level data representing traumatic injury rates in rural Colorado. Discusses challenges to trauma care in rural areas, including distance to trauma centers, rates of injury, prevention resources, EMS response times, and limited EMS capacity. Includes county-level maps showing transportation time to trauma centers, mortality rates, and hospitalization rates for traumatic injury.
Author(s)
Paula Yuma, Rebecca Orsi, Julie Dunn, et al.
Citation
Rural Remote Health, 19(3), 5089
Date
09/2019
Type
Document
Tagged as
Access · County-by-county data · Emergency department and urgent care services · Emergency medical services · Emergency medical technicians and paramedics · Injuries · Mortality · Rural-urban differences · Colorado