Journal Article

Identification of adverse events in ground transport emergency medical services.

Patterson PD; Weaver MD; Abebe K; Martin-Gill C; Roth RN; Suyama J; Guyette FX; Rittenberger JC; Krackhardt D; Arnold R; Yealy DM; Lave J.

This study established a consensus definition and rating system for adverse events in emergency medical services (EMS). The guiding principles included a focus on events that were potentially preventable during the continuum of EMS care, and independent of a patient’s clinical progression.