Using GIS to monitor emergency room use in a large urban hospital in Chicago.


:Geographic Information System (GIS) technology is being used at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago to better understand utilization patterns by the city's fire department and the subsequent effects on the rates of trauma cases who leave without being treated (LWOT) and throughput times. In this process, opportunities for process improvement in data capture, categorization, and analysis are being realized. Further, to more intelligently apply resources, a surge protocol has been developed calling for deploying physician assistants, which is having a positive effect on throughput times and LWOT rates. Finally, opportunities for GIS application in urban mass casualty planning are offered for consideration.


J Med Syst


Rafalski E,Zun L




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2004-06-01 00:00:00












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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Health information and communication system for emergency management in a developing country, Iran.

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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Information subsystem of the Ca/Mg ratio as a database for studying its influence on human health.

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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Predefined three tier business intelligence architecture in healthcare enterprise.

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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • ANN Prediction of Metabolic Syndrome: a Complex Puzzle that will be Completed.

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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Measurement of technical efficiency of public hospitals in Kenya: using Data Envelopment Analysis.

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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Predicting metastasis in breast cancer: comparing a decision tree with domain experts.

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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2007-08-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2007-06-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2001-04-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 历史文章,杂志文章,评审


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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sloan EP,Rydman RJ,Kathuria IS,Sheaff CM,Barrett J

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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of medical systems

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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