Terrorist Attacks Against Emergency Medical Services Secondary Attacks are an Emerging Risk
Schmeitz, C., Barten, D., van Barneveld, K., et al. (2022). Terrorist Attacks Against Emergency Medical Services: Secondary Attacks are an Emerging Risk. (Abstract only.) Prehospital Disaster Medicine. (Online ahead of print: 1–7.).
The authors reviewed data from the Global Terrorism Database to better understand documented terrorist attacks against emergency medical services between 1970 to 2019. Global incidents have increased in the past decade, with areas in Middle East & North Africa and South Asia listed as the most frequently affected regions. Nearly half of attacks were a result of bombings and explosions, followed by armed assaults (35.3%).