Gina M Piazza

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Public health and the emergency care community must work together to effectively achieve a state of community-wide disaster preparedness. The identification of model communities with good working relationships between their emergency care community and public health agencies may provide useful information on establishing and strengthening relationships in(More)
EFDA Close Support Unit, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB, U.K. e-mail: Association Euratom/Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany Association Euratom/SCK-CEN, Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol, Belgium Association Euratom/UKAEA, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB, U.K. Association(More)
The provision of emergency care in the United States, regionalized or not, depends on an adequate workforce. Adequate must be defined both qualitatively and quantitatively. There is currently a shortage of emergency care providers, one that will exist for the foreseeable future. This article discusses what is known about the current emergency medicine (EM)(More)
INTRODUCTION A multi-centre study has been conducted, during 2005, by means of a questionnaire posted on the Italian Society of Emergency Medicine (SIMEU) web page. Our intention was to carry out an organisational and functional analysis of Italian Emergency Departments (ED) in order to pick out some macro-indicators of the activities performed.(More)
PURPOSE The 2007 Institute of Medicine report entitled Emergency Medical Services at the Crossroads identified a need for the establishment of physician subspecialty certification in emergency medical services (EMS). The purpose of this study was to identify and explore the evolution of publications that define the role of the physician in EMS systems in(More)