BMC Receives $2 Million NIH Grant to Study Ambulance Diversion

Dr. James Feldman, Professor and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine, is co-principal investigator in a new study examining at the effect of ambulance diversion on the vulnerable patients that Boston Medical Center serves.

Dr. Feldman helped advocate for Massachusetts banning ambulance diversion state-wide in 2009. Massachusetts is the first and only state in the country to implement this policy.

In an interview on NPR, Dr. Feldman states that “we have strong evidence that people who have critical illness or injury who have delayed time to treatment do worse.”

Read more about the study and the NIH grant.