Geographic Diffusion and Implementation of Acute Care Surgery

Geographic Diffusion and Implementation of Acute Care Surgery Key PointsQuestionIn which communities is uptake of acute care surgery lagging, what are the characteristics of such communities, and why does it matter? FindingsIn this study pairing a national survey of hospitals with geographic information systems and census data, we found that acute care surgery implementation has occurred unevenly across the United States. Rural regions and communities with greater percentages of uneducated patients have had slower acute care surgery uptake. MeaningAcute care surgery, while a potential solution to our national crisis in access to care for general surgery emergencies, has affected vulnerable populations differentially, leaving rural and less educated areas at higher risk of lacking access to emergency general surgery care. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

Geographic Diffusion and Implementation of Acute Care Surgery

Loading next page...
 
/lp/jama/geographic-diffusion-and-implementation-of-acute-care-surgery-yADu04Qjws
Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6254
eISSN
2168-6262
D.O.I.
10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3799
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Key PointsQuestionIn which communities is uptake of acute care surgery lagging, what are the characteristics of such communities, and why does it matter? FindingsIn this study pairing a national survey of hospitals with geographic information systems and census data, we found that acute care surgery implementation has occurred unevenly across the United States. Rural regions and communities with greater percentages of uneducated patients have had slower acute care surgery uptake. MeaningAcute care surgery, while a potential solution to our national crisis in access to care for general surgery emergencies, has affected vulnerable populations differentially, leaving rural and less educated areas at higher risk of lacking access to emergency general surgery care.

Journal

JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 4, 2018

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off