A systematic review of the prevalence and types of adverse events in interfacility critical care transfers by paramedics.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
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.