"Do Response Times Matter? The Impact of EMS Response Times on Health Outcomes"

Presentation
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Thursday
21
February
2008
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6th Floor Conference Room
Elizabeth Ty Wilde, Ph.D.
Department of Economics, Princeton University
Seminar
Department of Health Policy and Management
Open to the Columbia Community
Current medical research does not actually show a significant relationship between response time and mortality. In this study, I explain the discrepancy between conventional wisdom and current medical research; existing research fails to account for the endogeneity of incident severity and response time. After accounting for the endogeneity of response times, I find that the anticipated benefits of a response time reduction far exceed the costs.

Contact:

der1@columbia.edu
212-305-3924