Can paramedics improve the efficiency of emergency resources and enhance access to primary care for the medically underserved through a new model of care called "community paramedicine"?
California's acute care hospitals experienced capacity changes between 2001 and 2010. Most have adjusted to economic stresses, and many have improved their financial status.
Can computer kiosks speed up emergency room care? An experiment in several California hospitals shows it is not as simple as just plugging them in.
The state's system for securing on-call emergency department specialist coverage remains costly, complex, and on the edge due to payment concerns, liability questions, and a shortage of specialists.