The Impact of Information Technology on Emergency Health Care Outcomes

@article{Athey2002TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Information Technology on Emergency Health Care Outcomes},
  author={Susan Athey and Scott Stern},
  journal={ERN: Technology (Topic)},
  year={2002}
}
We analyze the productivity of information technology in emergency response systems. "Enhanced 911" (E911) is information technology that links caller identification to a location database and so speeds up emergency response. We assess the impact of E911 on health outcomes using Pennsylvania ambulance and hospital records between 1994 and 1996, a period of substantial adoption. We find that as a result of E911 adoption, patient health measured at the time of ambulance arrival improves… Expand
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