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Pediatric Primary Care Provider Perspectives on Including Children in Alternative Emergency Medical Services Disposition Programs.

INTRODUCTION: Many emergency medical services (EMS) agencies have implemented alternative disposition programs for low-acuity complaints, including transportation to clinics. Our objectives were to describe pediatric primary care providers' views on alternative EMS disposition programs.

METHOD: We conducted virtual focus groups with pediatric primary care providers. A hybrid inductive and deductive analytical strategy was used. Codes were grouped into themes by consensus.

RESULTS: Participants identified the benefits of alternative dispositions, including continuity of care, higher quality care, and freeing up emergency resources. Participants' concerns included undertriage, difficulty managing patients not previously known to a clinic, and inequitable implementation. Commonly identified logistical barriers included inadequate equipment, scheduling capacity, and coordinating triage.

DISCUSSION: Participants agreed there could be significant benefits from including clinics in EMS disposition programs. Participants identified several logistical constraints and raised concerns about patient safety and equitable implementation. These perspectives should be considered when designing pediatric alternative EMS disposition programs.

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