Emergency Obstetric Services (EOS) Survey Report: Transport Sub-Report FEBRUARY 2024

Authors:

Diane Brown, MPH
Carly Holman, MS
Annie Glover, PhD, MPA, MPH
Megan Nelson, MSW

Background:

The Emergency Obstetric Services (EOS) Survey contained questions about the transport of pregnant patients. Transport is a critical component of risk-appropriate care as it provides the means to receive care at a higher level facility if necessary [3]. The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) allows for the transport of screened patients with emergency medical conditions (including
obstetric emergencies) if the hospital does not have the capacity to stabilize the patient [4]. This
report summarizes the transport section of the EOS survey.

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