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Table 5 Mission outcome and quality indicators

From: Template for documenting and reporting data in physician-staffed pre-hospital services: a consensus-based update

Data variable numberMain data variable nameType of dataData variable categories or valuesData variable sub-categories or valuesTypeDefinition of data variableHow often should variable be reported
5. Mission outcome and quality indicators
5.1.Mission outcomeCategorical5.1.1. Patient left at scene Check boxPatient left by p-EMS at scene. If necessary, taken to GP or otherFor each mission
  5.1.2. Patient taken to hospital, not escorted by p-EMS  To hospital by EMS or other 
  5.1.3. Patient taken to hospital, escorted by p-EMS    
  5.1.4. Patient declared dead on arrival at hospital    
  5.1.5. Patient declared dead at scene    
  5.1.6. Discharged alive from scene  Patient is alive when leaving scene 
  5.1.7. Transported to hospital in cardiac arrest with ongoing CPR    
  5.1.8. Patient alive at handover  Patient is alive when p-EMS hand over patient to hospital/GP/EMS unit or other 
  5.1.9. Patient alive at discharge from hospital    
  5.1.10. Patient alive at 30 days    
5.2.Was the patient’s “post-p-EMS” followed up and registered?Categorical  Bullet list30-day outcome or outcome at discharge from hospitalFor each mission
  5.2.1. Yes    
  5.2.2. No    
  5.2.3. Unknown    
5.3.Intubation successCategorical5.3.1. Yes, on first attempt Bullet listSuccessful ETI by p-EMSFor each mission
  5.3.2. Yes, after two or more attempts    
  5.3.3. No    
5.4.Complications to ETICategorical5.4.1. Yes5.4.1.1. SpO2 < 90% (at any time)Check box For each mission Blood pressure below 90 (at any time) If TBI: Blood pressure below 120 (at any time) Blood pressure above 200 (at any time)   
   5.4.1. 5. Cardiac arrest or severe, clinically significant bradycardia in relation to the procedure   
  5.4.2. No  No complications to ETI 
5.5.Patient with MICategorical5.5.1. Transferred to PCI centre? YesBullet listPatient meets criteria for myocardial infarctionFor each mission No   
  5.5.2. On-scene time Number  
5.6.Stroke patientsCategorical5.6.1. Transferred to a stroke centre? YesBullet listAll patients considered as having stroke by p-EMSFor each mission No   
 Continuous5.6.2. On-scene time Number  
5.7.Cardiac arrest patientsCategorical5.7.1. Did patient achieve ROSC for more than 5 min5.7.1.1. YesBullet listPatients with cardiac arrestFor each mission No   
 Categorical5.7.2. If ROSC: patient transferred to a PCI centre? YesBullet list No   
5.8.PainCategorical5.8.1. Was the patient’s pain VAS score reduced below 4? YesBullet list For each mission No Unknown   
  5.8.2. Did the prehospital treatment reduce pain or otherwise control/improve the subjective symptoms and well-being? Yes As defined by attending p-EMS No Unknown   
5.9.Did the prehospital interventions improve or stabilize the vital functions?Categorical5.9.1. Yes Bullet listAs defined by attending p-EMSFor each mission
  5.9.2. No    
  5.9.3. Unknown    
5.10.Adverse events during missionCategorical5.10.1. Adverse operational events Check boxMissing material or teamwork issues during missionFor each mission
  5.10.2. Adverse medical events  Any adverse medical events during mission 
  1. EMS Emergency medical services, p-EMS physician-staffed emergency medical services, GP General practitioner,
  2. CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, ETI Endotracheal intubation, SpO2 Peripheral capillary oxygen saturation, TBI Traumatic brain injury, PCI Percutaneous coronary intervention, MI Myocardial infarction, ROSC Return of spontaneous circulation, VAS Visual analogue scale