Emergency Care and the Public's Health

Emergency Care and the Public's Health

Editor(s): Jesse M. Pines, Jameel Abualenain, James Scott, Robert Shesser

Published Online: 30 MAY 2014 08:30PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118779804

Online ISBN: 9781118779750

DOI: 10.1002/9781118779750

About this Book

As US health care systems undergo a period of transformative change, so too will emergency care, and more specifically emergency departments. This transformation will include:

  • The development of new diagnostic, therapeutic, and information technologies
  • A growing need to prepare and respond to emerging public health threats
  • The expansion of the role of allied health professionals to address the workforce crisis
  • Novel expectations for care coordination
  • The fundamental economics of emergency care under new payment models, and
  • The key relationship with American law.

Emergency Care and the Public's Health explores the complex role of emergency care in the context of these changes and as an increasingly vital component of health care systems both within and outside the US.

From an expert emergency medicine team, this new title is a reference for emergency care and critical care providers, allied health professionals and hospital administrators. It is also for relevant for public policy and healthcare policy professionals.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: The US emergency care system

    1. Chapter 3

      International perspectives on emergency care (pages 21–44)

      Jameel Abualenain, Drew Richardson, David Mountain, Samuel Vaillancourt, Michael Schull, Phillip Anderson, Eric Revue, Brijal Patel, Ali Pourmand, Hamid Shokoohi, Shingo Hori, Lit-Sin Quek and Suzanne Mason

  2. Part 2: Technology in emergency care

    1. Chapter 4

      Human factors in emergency care (pages 45–58)

      Raj M. Ratwani, A. Zach Hettinger and Rollin J. Fairbanks

    2. Chapter 6

      Telehealth and acute care (pages 75–86)

      Sara Paradise, Michael Kee-Ming Shu and Neal Sikka

  3. Part 3: Emergency care workforce

  4. Part 4: Emergency preparedness and response to emergencies and disasters

    1. Chapter 10

      Emergency public health (pages 127–138)

      Rebecca Katz, Anthony Macintyre and Joseph Barbera

  5. Part 5: Emergency care payment reform and legal issues

    1. Chapter 12

      Payment reform in emergency care (pages 151–167)

      Janice Blanchard, Stephanie Donald and Nathan Seth Trueger

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