Newgard, C., Mann, N., Hsia, R., et al. (2014). Patient Choice in the Selection of Hospitals by 9-1-1 Emergency Medical Services Providers in Trauma Systems. Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. 20(9): 911919.
This retrospective study examines the reasons cited by emergency medical services providers for selecting hospital destinations based on criteria such as injury severity, field triage status, and patient or family choice. The authors found that hospital selection was most influenced by patient or family choice.