Massachusetts Emergency Department Study
This pilot study was a survey of Massachusetts emergency departments (EDs). The aim was to gather information from leaders of all Massachusetts EDs. Indeed, one of the problems in addressing the issues we face has been the lack of basic information about our EDs. The Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians (MACEP) endorsed this inaugural survey as a means for obtaining better information than what is now available. The form asked about ED characteristics, staffing, electronic resources, consultations, diagnostic tests and transfers. The survey responses are helping to inform ongoing efforts to improve the accessibility and quality of emergency care in Massachusetts and beyond.
The form took 10-15 minutes to complete, and results are kept completely confidential. No individual survey responses have been (or will be) shared with anyone. A summary of the survey results uses aggregate responses only; this report has been shared with all ED directors statewide.
Based on the success of the 2006 survey, we hope to send out other, even shorter surveys in the years ahead. If you have any questions about the project, please contact Dr. Carlos Camargo at firstname.lastname@example.org.