Next Journal Club will be:
June 3, 2015 @ 1800
The Topic This Time Around? ED as a Safety Net!
A significant portion of patients that present to the Emergency Department have Medicaid as their primary source of insurance coverage. And, in many states, with the passing of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid roles are expanding. What does this mean for our patients and our Emergency Department? Will volume go up? Down? Won't these patients be able to get into primary care?
Here are the articles we will be covering!
- Heavrin, B. S., Fu, R., Han, J. H., Storrow, A. B., & Lowe, R. A. (2011). An Evaluation of Statewide Emergency Department Utilization Following Tennessee Medicaid Disenrollment. Academic Emergency Medicine, 18(11), 1121–1128. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01204.x
- Taubman, S. L., Allen, H. L., Wright, B. J., Baicker, K., & Finkelstein, A. N. (2014). Medicaid Increases Emergency-Department Use: Evidence from Oregon's Health Insurance Experiment. Science, 343(6168), 263–268. http://doi.org/10.1126/science.1246183
- Cheung, P. T., Wiler, J. L., Lowe, R. A., & Ginde, A. A. (2012). National Study of Barriers to Timely Primary Care and Emergency Department Utilization Among Medicaid Beneficiaries. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 60(1), 4–10.e2. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.01.035
Helpful EBM Resources
EmergencyKT.com - UC Knowledge Translation site with a multitude of evidence based clinical practice pathways
University of Cincinnati HSL EBM Resources - Links to JAMAEvidence, EBM Tutorials, EBM Worksheets and more
McMasters EBCP Course Site - Contains several good videos on likelihood ratios, odds ratios, as well as some other educational resources
Washington University EM Journal Club Toolbox - Many useful links to other EM Journal Clubs and EBM resources