Emergency Medicine Credentials in St Louis and Kansas City: Does the Presence of an Emergency Medicine Residency Program Have a Geographic Difference?

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From: Annals of Emergency Medicine(Vol. 28, Issue 1)
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Document Type: Survey
Length: 361 words

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Byline: Mark T Steele, Lawrence M Lewis, Robert A Schwab, Nona M Perez a , William A Watson Abstract: Study objective: To compare emergency physician (EP) credentialing characteristics in two metropolitan areas of Missouri: Kansas City, which has had an emergency medicine (EM) residency program since 1973, and St Louis, which is without a program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive survey concerning EP training, certification, and practice characteristics was administered by standardized telephone interviews. Participants were all emergency department directors in Kansas City and St Louis general hospital EDs serving more than 10,000 patients annually. Results: Twenty Kansas City EDs, with an annual census of 20,250[+ or -]7,200; and 30 St Louis EDs, with an annual census of 27,100[+ or -]13,800, were surveyed. In Kansas City, 68% of practicing EPs were EM trained, versus 10% in St Louis (P Article History: Received 28 July 1995; Revised 17 January 1996; Accepted 5 February 1996 Article Note: (footnote) [star] From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Truman Medical Center*, and the School of Pharmacya , University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri; and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MissouriAs. , [star][star] Address for reprints: Mark T Steele, MD Department of Emergency Medicine Truman Medical Center 2301 Holmes Kansas City, Missouri 64108 816-556-3127 Fax 816-881-6282, a Reprint no. 47/1/73902

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A194378256