1. Measure pediatric emergency care guideline uptake and the associated health outcomes of children over an 8-year period
  2. Assess the improvements in pediatric health outcomes that would result from children receiving emergency care at high-readiness EDs within 30 minutes from their homes
  3. Determine costs associated with various levels of readiness for both hospitals and patients

Health outcomes to be assessed include mortality, preventable complications, and costs for both patients and hospitals.