Urban and rural patterns in emergent pediatric transfer: a call for regionalization.

  title={Urban and rural patterns in emergent pediatric transfer: a call for regionalization.},
  author={Timothy Horeczko and James P Marcin and Jeremy M. Kahn and Robert E. Sapien},
  journal={The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association},
  volume={30 3},
CONTEXT National groups call for the regionalization of health care, to direct patients with high-risk conditions to designated hospitals with greater capabilities. Currently there is limited information detailing the characteristics and specific needs of acutely ill and injured children who require transfer to another institution, especially in underserved rural communities. PURPOSE To determine the epidemiology of pediatric transfers from urban and rural emergency departments (EDs… CONTINUE READING
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