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Emergency Services

Researchers at SMHC have conducted research on emergency department (ED) care for almost 2 decades. This research has focused primarily on older ED users, who are at high risk of poor outcomes. The most recent project, led by Jane McCusker and funded by the FRQ-S, used provincial administrative databases linked to ED survey data collected in a previous study, to better understand the relationship between community-based primary care services and ED use. The research also investigated the different services for elders provided in urban vs rural parts of the province and linked these differences to outcomes after an ED visit. At the end of the project, the researchers were invited to discuss the policy implications of their work with provincial and regional health authorities.

Investigators:  Antonio Ciampi
                          Martin Cole
                          Jane McCusker


 (This list is not exhaustive)

Funded Projects

Closer than you think: linking primary care to emergency department use in Quebec

Principal Investigator: Jane McCusker
Funding agency: Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec
Inclusive years: 2012-2013

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Early return to the emergency department by seniors: inter-organizational variation and risk factors

Principal Investigator: Jane McCusker
Funding agency: Réseau Québécois de Recherche sur le Vieillissement
Inclusive years: 2001-2004

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