Emergency Department Use and Care in American Indian Children
- Principal Investigator: Susan Puumala
Many AI children use hospital and clinic emergency departments (ED). Not much research has been done on this topic. The little that exists suggests that AI children increasingly use the ED and increasingly leave the ED without receiving care, or the right kind of care. This study will increase the understanding of patterns of ED use and care for AI children in the Upper Midwest. It will also develop interventions.