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Emergency Care and the Public's Health

Emergency Care and the Public's Health

Jesse M. Pines (Editor Emeritus), Jameel Abualenain (Editor Emeritus), James Scott (Editor), Robert Shesser (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-77980-4

Jun 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

232 pages

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As US health care systems undergo a period of transformative change, so too will emergency care, and more specifically emergency departments. This transformation will include:
  • The development of new diagnostic, therapeutic, and information technologies
  • A growing need to prepare and respond to emerging public health threats
  • The expansion of the role of allied health professionals to address the workforce crisis
  • Novel expectations for care coordination
  • The fundamental economics of emergency care under new payment models, and
  • The key relationship with American law.

Emergency Care and the Public's Health explores the complex role of emergency care in the context of these changes and as an increasingly vital component of health care systems both within and outside the US.

From an expert emergency medicine team, this new title is a reference for emergency care and critical care providers, allied health professionals and hospital administrators. It is also for relevant for public policy and healthcare policy professionals.

Editor Biographies, vii

List of Contributors, xi

Foreword, xv

Part 1 The US emergency care system

1 The emergency care system in the United States, 3
Jesse M. Pines and Jameel Abualenain

2 Ten common misconceptions about emergency care, 11
Dana R. Sax and Robert Shesser

3 International perspectives on emergency care, 21
Jameel Abualenain, Drew Richardson, David Mountain, Samuel Vaillancourt, Michael Schull, Phillip Anderson, Eric Revue, Brijal Patel, Ali Pourmand, Hamid Shokoohi, Shingo Hori, Lit-Sin Quek, and Suzanne Mason

Part 2 Technology in emergency care

4 Human factors in emergency care, 47
Raj M. Ratwani, A. Zach Hettinger, and Rollin J. Fairbanks

5 Information technology in emergency care, 59
Adam Landman and E. Gregory Marchand

6 Telehealth and acute care, 75
Sara Paradise, Michael Kee-Ming Shu, and Neal Sikka

7 Simulation in emergency care, 87
Claudia Ranniger and Keith E. Littlewood

Part 3 Emergency care workforce

8 Emergency care workforce projections, 99
James Scott, Rachelle Pierre-Mathew, and Drew Maurano

Part 4 Emergency preparedness and response to emergencies and disasters

9 US emergency and disaster response in the past, present, and future: The multi-faceted role of emergency health care, 113
Joseph A. Barbera and Anthony G. Macintyre

10 Emergency public health, 127
Rebecca Katz, Anthony Macintyre, and Joseph Barbera

Part 5 Emergency care payment reform and legal issues

11 The role of the emergency department in care coordination, 141
Emily R. Carrier

12 Payment reform in emergency care, 151
Janice Blanchard, Stephanie Donald, and Nathan Seth Trueger

13 The legal framework for hospital emergency care, 169
Sara Rosenbaum

14 The future of emergency medicine, 191
Robert Shesser

Index, 201

“Emergency Care and the Public’s Health provides useful and practical information to enhance the understanding of the state of emergency care in the United States today. . . In my opinion, physicians in training (including EM residents), emergency care providers, allied health care professionals, current and future ED directors, administrators, and even hospital leaders (CEOs, CFOs) should be exposed to this book.”  (Academic Emergency Medicine, 1 February 2015)