Patient Transfer

Mobile phone use for contacting emergency services in life-threatening circumstances.

Publication Date: 
Mar 19, 2012

BACKGROUND: The potential health benefits of mobile phone use have not been widely studied, except for telemedicine-type applications.

The 2011 Tuscaloosa tornado: integration of pediatric disaster services into regional systems of care.

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Aug 24, 2012

OBJECTIVE: To empirically describe the integration of pediatric disaster services into regional systems of care after the April 27, 2011, tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a community with no pediatric emergency department or pediatric intensive care unit and few pediatric subspecialists.

Web-based morbidity and mortality conferencing: a model for rural medical education.

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Jun 14, 2011

Transfer of patients from rural emergency departments to tertiary centers can improve outcomes. The transfer process is complex and often ad hoc, inefficient, duplicative, and frustrating to both patients and providers.