We are currently looking for information about medical facility type
that people use for treatment of injuries, compared for urban and
rural areas. Specifically, we
are interested in how likely a person is to use an emergency room
instead of another avenue of medical care (such as outpatient clinic
or physician?s office) for a treatment of an injury, based on whether
they are in a rural or an
We would like to see the results as a table showing on one side
?location of facility? (urban or rural) and on the other side ?medical
facility type? (Hospital ER, Outpatient clinic, physician?s office?).
The table would show the percentage of people using each of the
medical facility types.
So, for example, the figures might be for urban:
10% Hospital ER, 30% outpatient clinic, 60% physician?s office.
We would need to see answers for both urban and rural.
Along with the data, please include the source, and if possible
references to documentation of the methods by which the data was
collected and compiled.
We would like the specific tables, figures, datasets, etc.
Request for Question Clarification by
27 Sep 2006 12:27 PDT
The most detailed source of injury data that I know of comes from the
US government, and is summarized in this series of slides:
Economic Costs of Injuries
But as you can see, there is no rural/urban breakout, nor is there
much detail on the type of facility.
Given the limitations in the available data systems on injuries, is
there any other sort of analysis that might be of use to you?