Safety Net Research in Emergency Medicine: The Unraveling Safety Net

Gordon, J.A., Billings, J., Asplin, B.R. & Rhodes, K.V.
Academic Emergency Medicine, November 2001, 8(11): 1024-1029.

A primary goal of the Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference, "The Unraveling Safety Net: Research Opportunities and Priorities," was to explore a formal research agenda for safety net research in emergency medicine. This paper represents the thoughts of active health services researchers regarding the structure and direction of such work, including some examples from their own research. The current system for safety net care is described, and the emergency department is conceptualized as a window on safety net patients and systems, uniquely positioned to help study and coordinate integrated processes of care.

Wagner Faculty