P. Daniel Patterson, PhD, MPH, EMT-B

FORHP-funded Individual Grantees

Phone: 412.647.3183
Fax: 412.647.6999
Email: pattersond@upmc.edu

Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
230 McKee Place, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Completed Projects - (1)

  • Turnover Costs in Rural Emergency Medical Services
    Costs associated with providing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transportation in rural areas are much higher than in urban communities. This study will measure the annual rate of turnover among rural EMS systems, identify costs associated with turnover, and create a budgeting tool for calculating the costs of turnover.
    Research center: FORHP-funded Individual Grantees
    Topics: Emergency medical services (EMS) and trauma, Transportation, Workforce

Publications - (12)





  • Trends in Uninsurance Among Rural Minority Children
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 10/2005
    Using 21 years of data from the National Health Interview Survey to explore trends in health insurance and health services utilization for children between 1980 and 2001, the authors found that rural children have been consistently less likely to have insurance than urban children, and minority status adds to the disparity.
  • Recruitment and Retention of EMTs: A Qualitative Study
    Journal Article
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 2005
    Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are critical to out-of-hospital care, but maintaining staff can be difficult. The study objective was to identify factors that contribute to recruitment and retention of EMTs and paramedics.