Defining Significant Events for Neonatal and Pediatric Transport: Results of a Combined Delphi and Consensus Meeting Process Academic Article uri icon

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  • Objective To develop standardized definitions for a list of indicators that represent significant events during pediatric transport, which were previously identified by a national Delphi study. Methods We designed a three-phase consensus process that applied Delphi methodology to a combination of electronic questionnaires and a live consensus meeting. Results Thirty-one pediatric transport experts evaluated a total of 59 indicators. Twenty-four indicators represented events or interventions that did not require definition. One indicator was removed from the list. Definitions for the remaining 34 indicators were developed. Conclusion This standardized indicator list is intended for application to quality improvement and clinical research initiatives.


  • McNally, J
  • Whyte, H
  • O'Hearn, K
  • Foster, J
  • Parker, Melissa
  • Dhanani, S
  • Gunz, A

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  • September 2017