PECARN members are listed in Appendix A.
Original Research Contribution
Developing a Diagnosis-based Severity Classification System for Use in Emergency Medical Services for Children
Article first published online: 17 JAN 2012
© 2012 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Academic Emergency Medicine
Volume 19, Issue 1, pages 70–78, January 2012
How to Cite
Alessandrini, E. A., Alpern, E. R., Chamberlain, J. M., Shea, J. A., Holubkov, R., Gorelick, M. H. and for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (2012), Developing a Diagnosis-based Severity Classification System for Use in Emergency Medical Services for Children. Academic Emergency Medicine, 19: 70–78. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01250.x
Presented in part at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meetings, May 2007, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Funding was obtained through an HRSA Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Targeted Issues Grant (Grant H34MC02547) and The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) is supported by cooperative agreements U03MC00001, U03MC00003, U03MC00006, U03MC00007, and U03MC00008 from the EMSC program of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The authors have no further disclosures or conflicts of interest to report.
Supervising Editor: Lowell Gerson, PhD.
- Issue published online: 17 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 17 JAN 2012
- Received May 4, 2011; revisions received July 2 and July 5, 2011; accepted July 6, 2011.
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