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Research Reports

California Emergency Department Diversion Project (CEDDP) Evaluation. Sponsored by the California Healthcare Foundation, the goal of this project is to provide an independent evaluation of the California Emergency Department Diversion Project. Report

Robert Wood Johnson Urgent Matters: UCSD DEM was one of 10 EDs nationally selected to participate in safety net assessments. The reports can be found at: http://urgentmatters.org/reports.

The San Diego Serial Inebriate Program (SIP) Evaluation. SIP is a unique effort aimed to address the consistent, revolving door cycle of emergency departments, jails, and detoxification centers that many chronic inebriates face. Sponsored by the California Program on Access to Care, this project evaluated impact of SIP healthcare utilization among chronic inebriates. http://cpac.berkeley.edu/documents/castillo_findings.pdf

Pepper Spray’s Effects on a Suspect’s Ability to Breathe. Funded by the National Institute of Justice, this report assessed the effect of oleoresin capsicum (OC), or pepper spray, on respiration, particularly when combined with positional restraint. http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/188069.pdf