Novel Use of Telemedicine by Hurricane Evacuation Shelters
Grover, J., Smith, B., Williams, J., et al. (2020). Novel Use of Telemedicine by Hurricane Evacuation Shelters. (Abstract only.) Prehospital Emergency Care. 24(6):804-812.
A cross-sectional study that examined emergency medical services (EMS) and emergency department utilization of patients housed in disaster shelters during a 12-day period following Hurricane Florence found a total of 194 combined telemedicine and EMS patient encounters. The authors noted patterns in the use of telemedicine and offer it as a strategy for reducing EMS and emergency department use after a disaster.