The Critical Care Transport Collaborative Outcomes Research Effort (CCT CORE) is a multicenter research group, assembled to advance the science of air and ground CCT. The group is led by an open-membership Steering Committee (see menu at left).
The CCT CORE community’s efforts commenced with an airway management study, the CCT CORE Airway Project, with this first study being completed in 2009. Subsequent completed and published studies have assessed prehospital antibiotics administration for open fractures (TREAT Fx study), ketamine use for helicopter EMS (HEMS) field endotracheal intubation, and cost-effectiveness of HEMS use for ST-elevation MI (STEMI). The collaborative effort is also intended to assist with other studies, as listed on the menu at left.
CCT CORE serves as the outcomes research arm of the Center for Medical Transportation Research (CMTR), www.tcmtr.org. CMTR’s mission is to promote and conduct research on safety, clinical, operational, and financial issues critical to medical transportation and its impact on patient care.
Any providers of air or ground CCT with interest in participating in CORE are encouraged to contact the CORE PI, Stephen H Thomas MD MPH.