Journal Article
Study

Emergency medical services provider perceptions of the nature of adverse events and near-misses in out-of-hospital care: an ethnographic view. 

Fairbanks RJ, Crittenden CN, O’Gara KG, et al. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2008;15.

This study used focus groups, in-depth interviews, and event reporting methods to conclude that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers are concerned about existing system issues that require improvement strategies, and about the safety culture in which they work.