Executive Summary: Disparities in Emergency Health Care

Michelle H Biros, James G. Adams, David C. Cone

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The proceedings of the conference are presented in this issue of AEM. The conference provided a general overview of health care disparities with attention to the emergency department (ED) setting. Issues such as defining what disparities exist in emergency medicine, how health care disparities outside the ED impact us, and current research were discussed. Working groups discussed epidemiology, causes, relevant methodologies to research disparities, educational issues, clinical implications, areas for focused research, and outcomes assessment of research into disparities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1153-1154
Number of pages2
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2003

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The AEM 2003 Consensus Conference, Disparities in Emergency Health Care, was held on May 28, 2003, in Boston. The Conference was developed by the Editorial Board of Academic Emergency Medicine, and was our fourth annual conference dealing with current medical issues that impact the delivery of care to the emergency patient. The conference was funded by a conference grant (1R13 HS014030-01) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). We also received support for this meeting from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM).


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