Interhospital transportation of the severe pediatric patient in Catalonia

E. Carreras, G. Ginovart, J. Caritg, M. T. Esqué, P. Domínguez

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Objective. To describe the organization of the interhospital transport of the pediatric patients in Catalonia. Design. Description of the different phases of organization, of the organizational structure, both of the bases and of the coordinating center, and of the evolution of the model. Scope. System of medical emergencies and hospital net of Catalonia. Period: between 1996 and 2003. Patients. Patients moved by the pediatric teams. Interventions. Analysis of the documentation used in the transports realized by the system of medical emergencies. Variables of interest. Clinical information, hours and times of transport, as well as the way used for the transport. Results. A total of 6,110 pediatric transports were realized by an annual average of 777. The 94% of the movements carried out for ambulances and 6% with helicopter. The number of transport was growing to lengths of the years of study. Conclusions. The model followed in the last years in Catalonia bases on the specialization of the pediatric interhospital transport. The pediatric teams contribute a value added to the own transport.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-313
JournalMedicina Intensiva
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006


  • Interhospital transportation
  • Pediatric transportation
  • Pediatric transportation team


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