February 23, 2012 | Journal Article
October 1, 2011 | Journal Article
Closures of hospital trauma centers have accelerated since 2001 and may disproportionately affect disadvantaged communities.
Association Between Ambulance Diversion and Survival Among Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction
June 15, 2011 | Journal Article
Patients with time-sensitive conditions are adversely affected when the nearest emergency department is temporarily not available.
May 18, 2011 | Journal Article
This nationwide study analyzed market and hospital characteristics associated with the closure of emergency departments from 1990 to 2009. Emergency departments in safety-net and for-profit hospitals were less likely to remain open.
Changes in Emergency Department Access Between 2001 and 2005 Among General and Vulnerable Populations
August 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Although geographic access to emergency departments has deteriorated in only a small number of communities, these communities tended to be poor, unemployed or Hispanic, suggesting an increasing disparity in access to emergency care.
September 1, 2006 | Toolkit
May 1, 2003 | Program Results Report
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Research and Education Institute implemented model systems of emergency medical services for children in rural and remote communities in northern California and developed curricular and training materials to support the systems.
November 13, 2012 | Program Results Report
From November 2010 through March 2012, the California Quality Collaborative (CQC) conducted an evaluation of its regional improvement effort aimed at reducing unnecessary services and engaging physicians in improving efficiency of resource use.
December 16, 2013 | Story
Renee Hsia, MD, MSC, a RWJF Physician Faculty Scholar, uncovered startling findings about the closures of emergency departments and trauma centers and their impact on the most vulnerable people.
November 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Gunshot injuries are second only to motor vehicle accidents as the cause of death for children age 15 to 19 years.