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INTRODUCTION While several population-based studies have documented behavioral health disturbances following terrorist attacks, a number of mental health service utilization analyses present conflicting conclusions. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine if mental health service utilization increased following a terrorist attack by assessing(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have suggested that emergency medical services (EMS) providers are ill-prepared in the areas of training and equipment for response to events due to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and other public health emergencies (epidemics, etc.). METHODS A nationally representative sample of basic and paramedic EMS providers in the(More)
Background: Pedestrian and bicyclist injury is an important public health issue. The retail environment, particularly the presence of alcohol outlets, may contribute the the risk of pedestrian or bicyclist injury, but this association is poorly understood. Methods: This study quantifies the spatial risk of alcohol-related pedestrian injury in New York City(More)
Health information exchange (HIE) provides an essential enhancement to electronic health records (EHR), allowing information to follow patients across provider organizations. There is also an opportunity to improve public health surveillance, quality measurement, and research through secondary use of HIE data, but data quality presents potential barriers.(More)
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