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Is it Safer to Live in the City?

Summary: If you thought it was safer to live in the country compared to the city – think again.
Air Date: 8/30/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur
Guest Bio: Dr. Sage Myers, MD
Sage Myers, MD, MSCE, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and an attending physician in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has formal training in epidemiology and bio-statistics through Penn's Masters in Clinical Epidemiology program, and experience with large database studies. Dr. Myers has done work demonstrating disparities in outcomes for pediatric injury by hospital type, and differences in care location by rurality. 

In addition, she has begun training in implementation science and plans to further this knowledge and experience over the coming years. As a clinician, Dr. Myers cares for children in a tertiary-care pediatric ED, with strong trauma and medical resuscitation programs.  She serves as the Associate Trauma Director of Emergency Medicine, working with trauma colleagues on education and quality improvement. She also serves as the Chair of the Resuscitation Review Committee, identifying systems issues which support care delivery in medical resuscitation.
Is it Safer to Live in the City?
If you are considering moving yourself or your family someday soon, you may want to consider moving to a city.

Obviously, there is a lot to consider; from travel times, to schools and more. But safety should be a big factor as well.

Believe it or not, it may actually be safer to live in a city.

In this segment of ER 101, Dr. Sage Myers joins Dr. Leigh to discuss the new study by the Annals of Emergency Medicine, which suggests the country may not be as safe as living in a city.