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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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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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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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Emergency Department Visits for Adults in Community Hospitals, 2008
Uses statistics from the 2008 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample to analyze rates of emergency room visits. Compares data by demographics, acute vs. chronic care, rural vs. urban, high-income vs. low-income, and admissions vs. treat-and-release.
Author(s): Pamela L. Owens, Ryan Mutter
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Use of Emergency Departments for Conditions Related to Poor Oral Health Care
Reports findings from a study of seven states that looked at use of emergency departments to address oral health needs. Provides data for rural and urban areas and discusses the potential impacts of differences in state Medicaid policies.
Author(s): Emily F. Shortridge, Jonathan R. Moore
Date: 08/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Pediatric Care in Rural Hospital Emergency Departments
Analyzes data from the Emergency Pediatric Services and Equipment Supplement (EPSES) to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medicare Care Survey comparing rural and urban hospitals' responses on various dimensions of pediatric emergency department care.
Author(s): Victoria A. Freeman, Randy K. Randolph, Stephanie Poley, Sarah Friedman, Rebecca T. Slifkin
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Occupational Injury and Treatment Patterns of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
Highlights a study based on a survey of migrant and seasonal workers in Maine and New York regarding occupational injuries and treatment locations. Breaks down rate of migrant health center and emergency room utilization, as well as the rate of injuries treated elsewhere and those that went untreated.
Author(s): Melissa A. Brower, Giulia B. Earle-Richardson, John J. May, Paul L. Jenkins
Citation: Journal of Agromedicine, 14(2), 172-178
Date: 05/2009
Type: Document
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