Alison F. Davis, PhD
College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Department of Agricultural Economics
University of Kentucky
111 Washington Ave. Suite 101B
Lexington, KY 40536
Completed Projects - (1)
Exploring the Impact of Rural Hospital Closures on Use of Emergency Medical Services
Using a unique national database, The Enterprise Data Trust, we will explore pre- and post-closure hospital emergency department use with specific emphasis on those who used public emergency medical transportation, testing for significant changes. This study will be the first to look at the impacts of rural hospital closure at the patient level.
Research center: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
Topics: Emergency medical services and trauma, Health disparities and health equity, Health services, Transportation
Publications - (1)
Ambulance Services for Medicare Beneficiaries: State Differences in Usage, 2012-2014
Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
Ambulance services are at risk of scaling back or dissolving in some places. We analyzed Medicare beneficiaries’ use of ambulance services across the U.S. Improved understanding of how beneficiaries, most of whom are elderly, use these services provides vital information for policymakers who set rules and regulations about access to the services.