2020 National Emergency Department Inventory – USA

EMNet has teamed up with the R Baby Foundation again to perform its sixth annual national survey to better understand the nature of U.S. emergency departments (EDs). Briefly, we are contacting hospitals to obtain basic information about their EDs.

The results from this national survey will be used to perform health services research on U.S. emergency care and to enhance our existing app, EMNet findERnow (available for free on both iPhone and Android smartphones). If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Krislyn Boggs, MPH at emnet@partners.org.

Current Response Rate (n=4,567/5,578)

Key Terms in the Survey

Annual # of ED visits: per calendar, or fiscal, year 2020.

Has separate pediatric area: a dedicated ED area for children only. Pediatric areas vary and might include a waiting room, triage, diagnosis, and/or treatment area for children only.

Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator(s): physician and/or nurse who manages pediatric care in the ER and educates staff on emergency care for children.

Telehealth Services: the use of technology for remote clinical diagnostic and treatment services.

State Coordinators

For more details, please visit this list of individuals assisting with the project by state.

For More Information: 

EMNet findERnow: free smartphone application

The Emergency Medicine Network (EMNet), based at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, coordinates multicenter studies on a variety of topics in emergency medicine, including factors that affect the delivery and quality of emergency care. Our mission is to advance public health objectives through diverse projects in emergency care, particularly multicenter clinical research.

The R Baby Foundation was established in 2006 to help newborn babies with often-misunderstood viral infections and other infectious diseases receive the highest quality of care and service through supporting education, research, treatment, training and life-saving equipment.

National Pediatric Readiness Project – The National Pediatric Readiness Project is a multi-phase quality improvement initiative to ensure that all U.S. emergency departments have the essential guidelines and resources in place to provide effective emergency care to children. To learn more about the NPRP assessment, please visit the Emergency Medical Services for Children webpage here.