Prehospital care and new models of regionalization

David C. Cone, E. Brooke Lerner, Roger A. Band, Chris Renjilian, Bentley J. Bobrow, C. Crawford Mechem, Alix J.E. Carter, Douglas F. Kupas, Daniel W. Spaite

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This article summarizes the discussions of the emergency medical services (EMS) breakout session at the June 2010 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference "Beyond Regionalization: Integrated Networks of Emergency Care." The group focused on prehospital issues such as the identification of patients by EMS personnel, protocol-driven destination selection, bypassing closer nondesignated centers to transport patients directly to more distant designated specialty centers, and the modes of transport to be used as they relate to the regionalization of emergency care. It is our hope that the proposed research agenda will be advanced in a way that begins to rigorously approach the unanswered research questions and that these answers, in turn, will lead to an evidence-based, cohesive, comprehensive, and more uniform set of guidelines that govern the delivery and practice of prehospital emergency care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1337-1345
Number of pages9
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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