Emergency Department Telemedicine Is Used for More Severely Injured Rural Trauma Patients, but Does Not Decrease Transfer: A Cohort Study

Date
02/2017
Citation
Academic Emergency Medicine, 24(2):177–185.
Description

Traumatic injury is a leading cause of death in the U.S. Rural residents have limited access to trauma care, and telemedicine has been proposed to improve trauma care locally. This study describes patient-level factors associated with telemedicine and measures the association between telemedicine consultation and interhospital transfer.

Center
Rural Telehealth Research Center
Authors
Nicholas Mohr, Karisa Harland, Elizabeth Chrischilles, Amanda Bell, Dan Shane, Marcia Ward