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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Emergency department and urgent care services

HCUP Fast Stats - Opioid-Related Hospital Use
Provides access to data on opioid-related inpatient stays and emergency department visits for rural and urban areas over a range of years. Data is available at the national and state level.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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The Freestanding Emergency Department Financial Assessment Strategic Tool (FED FAST)
Provides a means to evaluate the financial feasibility of transforming a rural hospital into a rural freestanding emergency department (RFED) in high, medium, and low volume settings.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC)
Provides a one-day course, focused on a team approach, for medical personnel who may respond to the initial evaluation and resuscitation of a trauma patient at a rural facility. Audience includes nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other hospital personnel who may provide support.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American College of Surgeons
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SIM - SD: Simulation in Motion - South Dakota
A mobile education program that brings technologically advanced training of emergency patient care to rural South Dakota's pre-hospital and hospital emergency care providers. Uses human-like, computerized mannequins.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health
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Rural Trauma in North Carolina
Provides an overview of rural trauma care in the state, including map showing rural and urban counties.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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Rural Emergency Department Performance Improvement: A Compendium of Performance Topics
Provides rural hospital leaders a quick, easy-to-read primer about the emergency department.
Author(s): Clint MacKinney
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stroudwater Associates
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PubMed Search: Emergency Medical Services and Trauma in Rural Areas
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the combined topics of emergency medical services, trauma, and rural health.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma Topic Guide
Provides an overview of EMS and trauma services in rural areas. Answers frequently asked questions about funding, equipment, training, recruitment, continuing education, trauma systems, trauma care, and other topics relating to rural EMS.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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HCUPnet
Online tool for accessing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project data. Provides access to health statistics for hospital inpatient, emergency department, and ambulatory surgery settings. Also provides access to population-based healthcare data by county and for the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Includes data on diagnoses and procedures, quality indicators, and all stays.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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