Grant Outcomes

Your investments in the Emergency Medicine Foundation can have a direct impact on how you deliver patient care, run your practice and strengthen our specialty.

Because of our ever-changing healthcare climate, the Emergency Medicine Foundation is more important than ever to your daily practice.

Exceptional Research

EMF-funded research guides health policy research that improves your practice and patient care.

Exceptional Outcomes

Recent EMF grants resulted in the following outcomes: 

  • After identifying barriers to acute fracture care in a resource limited province in the Philippines, the investigators developed a “train the trainer” algorithm and telemedicine simulation model to teach the local provider how to independently perform closed reduction and hematoma block.  
  • A cost-analysis of ACEP’s choosing wisely campaign demonstrated potential for tremendous cost savings; for example, adherence to the choosing wisely recommendations to reduce imaging for non-traumatic back pain would save $15 million for each 1% reduction in imaging rates. 
  • Although the use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) have been lauded as a key component in “safe opioid prescribing,”  implementation of PDMPs do not appear to be associated with decreased opioid prescribing or heroin-related criminal activity.
  • Empirical evidence was collected on policies that would limit or refuse payment for ED visits based on discharge diagnoses classified as “unnecessary.” Prior to the EMF grant, there was no evidence based research on this issue.  Thanks to EMF sponsored research, this policy was withdrawn. 
  • In California, research confirmed that all patients affected by ED closures had higher mortality, especially patients with time-sensitive conditions such as heart attacks, strokes and systemic infections. 
  • A targeted community-based CPR training pilot program was created to teach high-risk neighborhood residents how to perform and teach CPR.   

 

Published Articles from EMF-Funded Researchers

The Emergency Medicine Foundation often launches the career of emergency medicine investigators. These researchers receive NIH funding and grants from other agencies and organizations. Their published articles help mold and improve emergency medicine.

 A Text Message Alcohol Intervention for Young Adult Emergency Department Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Brian Suffoletto, MD
http://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644(14)00520-4/fulltext

Transient and Sustained Changes in Operational Performance, Patient Evaluation, and Medication Administration During Electronic Health Record Implementation in the Emergency Department
Michael Ward, MD, MBA 
http://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644(13)01332-2/abstract

Impact of Subsidized Health Insurance Coverage on Emergency Department Utilization by Low-income Adults in Massachusetts 
Jennifer Lee, MD 
http://journals.lww.com/lww-medicalcare/Abstract/2015/01000/Impact_of_Subsidized_Health_Insurance_Coverage_on.7.aspx