Impact of Lift Assist Calls on Paramedic Services: A Descriptive Study.

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Summary of "Impact of Lift Assist Calls on Paramedic Services: A Descriptive Study."

The aging population in Canada is steadily increasing and is placing greater demand on paramedic services, especially through the growing number of non-emergent lift assist (LA) calls. A LA occurs when a person calls paramedic services and requests assistance to get up or mobilize, usually after experiencing a fall. The patient refuses transport to the emergency department for further medical attention. LA calls are time consuming and are non-reimbursable. The increase in number of this call type, specifically amongst older adults, is placing strain on paramedic services.


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Name: Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors
ISSN: 1545-0066
Pages: 1-8


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