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Zachary Ginsberg

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine
DUMC 2837, Durham, NC 27710
1557 Duke Hospital South, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications


Outcomes by time-to-OR for penetrating abdominal trauma patients.

Journal Article Am J Emerg Med · May 2024 INTRODUCTION: Time-To-OR is a critical process measure for trauma performance. However, this measure has not consistently demonstrated improvement in outcome. STUDY DESIGN: Using TQIP, we identified facilities by 75th percentile time-to-OR to categorize sl ... Full text Link to item Cite

Ohio under COVID

Journal Article · 2023 Full text Cite

Use of a Structured Observation Tool to Promote Medical Student Engagement in Trauma Resuscitations.

Journal Article J Surg Educ · 2022 OBJECTIVE: We describe a novel approach to promoting medical student learning and engagement during trauma resuscitation with implementation of a structured observation and debriefing tool. DESIGN: In the context of a multifaceted quality improvement effor ... Full text Link to item Cite

Boarding of Critically Ill Patients in the Emergency Department.

Journal Article Crit Care Med · August 2020 OBJECTIVES: Emergency department boarding is the practice of caring for admitted patients in the emergency department after hospital admission, and boarding has been a growing problem in the United States. Boarding of the critically ill has achieved specif ... Full text Link to item Cite

Boarding of critically Ill patients in the emergency department.

Journal Article J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open · August 2020 OBJECTIVES: Emergency department boarding is the practice of caring for admitted patients in the emergency department after hospital admission, and boarding has been a growing problem in the United States. Boarding of the critically ill has achieved specif ... Full text Link to item Cite

Spatial methods for evaluating critical care and trauma transport: A scoping review.

Journal Article J Crit Care · February 2018 PURPOSE: The objective of this scoping review is to inform future applications of spatial research regarding transportation of critically ill patients. We hypothesized that this review would reveal gaps and limitations in the current research regarding use ... Full text Link to item Cite

Ground and Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Time Tradeoffs Assessed with Geographic Information.

Journal Article Aerosp Med Hum Perform · July 2015 INTRODUCTION: We describe how geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to assess and compare estimated transport time for helicopter and ground emergency medical services. Recent research shows that while the odds of a trauma patient's survival inc ... Full text Link to item Cite

Emergency Department Bouncebacks: Is Lack of Primary Care Access the Primary Cause?

Journal Article J Emerg Med · July 2015 BACKGROUND: National emergency department (ED) bounceback rates within 30 days of previous ED discharge have been found to be as high as 26%. We hypothesize that having a primary care physician (PCP) would prevent bouncebacks to the ED because a patient wo ... Full text Link to item Cite

Patient requests for nonindicated care.

Journal Article Virtual Mentor · April 1, 2011 Full text Link to item Cite