Department Blog

Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM, FACPM, Professor, and Laura Pimentel, MD, CPME, Clinical Professor, both from the Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of the article, “Resource Utilization in Non-Academic Emergency Departments With Advanced Practice Providers” (full text available), which was published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine in July.

Their objectives were to compare resource utilization in emergency departments (EDs) that use advanced practice providers (APPs) in their staffing model with those that do not and to estimate costs associated with the utilized resources. They found that EDs staffing APPs were associated with modest increases in resource utilization as measured by admissions and imaging studies.