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A systematic review of the prevalence and types of adverse events in interfacility critical care transfers by paramedics.

Alabdali A, Fisher JD, Trivedy C, et al. Air medical journal. 2017;36:116-121.

Interfacility transport of critically ill patients may be performed by physician-led teams or by paramedics without direct physician involvement. This systematic review attempted to determine if transport by paramedics alone was safe for patients, but researchers found only a small number of studies with limited characterization of the types of adverse events encountered in this situation.