Department Blog

Posted 3/8/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Article Based on Grand Prix Data

Ben Lawner, DO, MS, EMT-P, Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, PhD, and Debra Lee, MD, are co-authors of the article titled “Comparison of Prediction Models for Use of Medical Resources at Urban Auto-Racing Events,” published in the December 2014 issue of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. Their study was based on data from the Grand Prix events held in Baltimore in 2011 and 2012. The investigators found that prediction models commonly used in response readiness planning overpredict the medical resources that will be required by spectators and participants. The EM faculty members collaborated with colleagues from the Department of Anesthesiology, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, the National Study Center for Trauma and Emergency Medical Systems, and the Baltimore City Fire Department. The article’s lead author is J.V. Nable, MD, NRP, formerly on our faculty and now with Georgetown University School of Medicine.