Performance indicators for major incident medical management: a possible tool for quality control?
2004 (English)In: International Journal of Disaster Medicine, ISSN 1503-1438 (print), 1651-3037 (online), Vol. 2, no 1-2, 52-55 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: The objective was to determine the outcome when applying a set of proposed performance indicators on previously published reports from major incidents.
Methods: A set of 20 different performance indicators were proposed. These indicators were applied to 13 reports from major incidents issued by the KAMEDO organization.
Results: The most frequently reported problems were command and control at the scene (11/13) followed by communication and command and control at the strategic level. In 25% of the published reports there was enough information available to apply the performance indicators, and in these the goal and/or objective was met in 67%.
Conclusion: Performance indicators for the medical management of major incidents and disaster can to a limited extent be applicable to retrospective studies. Performance indicators might be a tool for evaluating the medical response if reports are made with a different template. Further studies are needed in order to validate which indicators to use.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 2, no 1-2, 52-55 p.
control and command; objectives; goals; management; scene of accident; strategic level; KAMEDO reports
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14197DOI: 10.1080/15031430410023355OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14197DiVA: diva2:22883