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Resources by Topic: Emergency department and urgent care services

Emergency Department Visits and Inpatient Hospital Stays for All-Terrain-Vehicle-Related Injuries, 2009
Provides data on emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations for ATV-related injuries. Table 1 lists ED visits by location of patient residence, for urban and rural areas. Figure 2 shows the rate of ATV-related ED visits for rural compared to urban areas.
Author(s): Josh Breslau, Elizabeth Stranges, Matthew Gladden, Herbert Wong
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations Associated with Animal Injuries, 2009
Provides data on treat-and-release emergency department visits and hospitalizations related to animal bites, stings, and other animal-related injuries. Includes information by location of patient residence for urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Annelise Adams, Janet P. Sutton, Anne Elixhauser
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Emergency Room Use Among Adults Aged 18–64: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January–June 2011
Provides preliminary estimates of reasons for emergency room use among adults whose last visit in the past 12 months did not result in a hospital admission. Data is presented according to health insurance status, area of residence (within or outside a metropolitan statistical area) and other factors.
Author(s): Renee M. Gindi, Robin A. Cohen, Whitney K. Kirzinger
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Relevance Under Healthcare Reform: A Performance Based Assessment of Rural Healthcare in America
Reports on performance measures for rural Medicare beneficiaries, hospitals, and emergency departments related to quality, patient satisfaction, and operational efficiency.
Date: 04/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.
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Rural-Urban Disparities in Child Abuse Management Resources in the Emergency Department
Outlines rural and urban differences in Oregon concerning child abuse management in emergency departments by merging survey and hospital-level data.
Author(s): Esther K. Choo, David M. Spiro, Robert A. Lowe, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 26(4), 361-365
Date: 10/2011
Type: Document
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e-Emergency Services Bring Specialists to Rural Patients with the Push of a Button
Highlights Avera eEmergency Services, a hospital-based telemedicine emergency support service available in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and North Dakota.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Telemedicine Consultation for Emergency Trauma: The 130 Million Square Foot Trauma Room
Describes the implementation and evaluation of a teletrauma network in rural Maine that provides trauma care remotely, improving care outcomes for rural areas.
Author(s): Rafael J. Grossmann Zamora, Barbara Sorondo, Robert Holmberg, Pret Bjorn
Citation: Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, 96(6), 12-19
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
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Emergency Department Visits in Rural and Non-Rural Community Hospitals, 2008
Presents data on the use of EDs in rural areas from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS). The information focuses on patient and hospital characteristics of rural and non-rural emergency department visits in the United States in 2008.
Author(s): Anika Hines, Taressa Fraze, Carol Stocks
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Rural-Urban Disparities in Emergency Department Intimate Partner Violence Resources
Discusses the availability of resources for intimate partner violence (IPV) screening and management between rural and urban emergency room departments in Oregon.
Author(s): Esther K. Choo, Craig D. Newgard, Robert A. Lowe, Michael K. Hall, K John McConnell
Citation: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 12(2), 178-183
Date: 05/2011
Type: Document
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Availability and Potential Effect of Rural Rotations in Emergency Medicine Residency Programs
Describes the types of rural rotations in emergency medicine residency programs and the correlation with rural practice after graduation.
Author(s): Brad E. Talley, S. Ann Moore, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., John Rogers, Adit A. Ginde
Citation: Academic Emergency Medicine, 18(3), 297-300
Date: 03/2011
Type: Document
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