To participate in MEDIC, a hospital must meet the following criteria

Operate an emergency department (ED), seeing both adult and pediatric patients

Have 24-hour physician coverage

Have on-site laboratory and radiologic imaging capabilities

Have a quality improvement structure and process

Commit to active participation in collaborative quality improvement activities

Commit to use of a standard patient registry

Identify an emergency physician Clinical Champion to lead participation in collaborative quality improvement efforts

Provide personnel to submit data in a timely manner as agreed to by consortium members

Collaborate with other participating sites, including sharing and learning from best practices