Rigorous evaluation of real-world program shows emergency care and costs went down, while outpatient care went up, among low-income Detroit residents.
Patients from more socially vulnerable areas were sicker when they got to hospitals, but did just as well by the time they left – suggesting the importance of early and equal access to care.
Researchers say pediatric injury prevention needs to be more of a public health focus.
Findings have already prompted improvements in how the University of Michigan recruits new participants for its biobank.
Study suggests association between higher curiosity at kindergarten and greater frequency of parent conversation during shared television viewing, especially for children from lower income families.
Resident stories: Challenges and lessons learned caring for diverse, vulnerable populations in the ER
In-depth interviews with emergency department residents found not enough emphasis was placed on understanding and caring for diverse populations.