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National Emergency Department Survey

EMNet has teamed up with the R Baby Foundation again to perform its third 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 policy 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 our office at 617-724-4069 or email us at emnet@partners.org.

If you are with an emergency department, please take a moment to complete the short survey.

Update (9/24/18): We have received surveys from >4,600 respondents nationally, and we've achieved >80% response in all 50 states + D.C.! Thank you for your help.


Key Terms in the Survey:

Annual # of ED visits
: per calendar, or fiscal, year 2016.

Has separate Pediatric ED
: a dedicated ED area for children only. Pediatric EDs 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.

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


State Coordinators: a 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.

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