Journal article

The 2004 West Virginia emergency medicine workforce.

Preston Bennett, Allison Tadros, Stephen M Davis, Gerald R Hobbs

W V Med J | Published : 2007

Abstract

UNLABELLED: Staffing of rural emergency departments (ED) with residency-trained, board certified emergency physicians has been an ongoing challenge in the field of Emergency Medicine. OBJECTIVES: To describe the West Virginia (WV) emergency medicine (EM) workforce and make comparisons with the most recent (1999) national EM workforce study and the 1996 WV rural EM workforce study. METHODS: A cross sectional mail survey of all non-governmental emergency departments (EDs) in WV was performed from 10/04-12/04. Subgroup analysis of rural EDs using the 1996 WV rural EM study criteria was conducted. Data collected included: number of physicians, residency training, board certification, ED volume, ..

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