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Some patients calling ambulance services (known as Emergency Medical Services internationally) are not transported to hospital. In England, national ambulance quality indicators show considerable variation in non-transport rates between the ten large regional ambulance services. The aim of this study was to explain variation between ambulance services in two types of non-transport: discharge at scene and telephone advice.
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Name: PloS one
Objectives Emergency ambulance services do not transport all patients to hospital. International literature reports non-transport rates ranging from 3.7%-93.7%. In 2017, 38% of the 11 million calls re...
An emergency ambulance is not always the appropriate response for emergency medical service patients. Telephone advice aims to resolve low acuity calls over the phone, without sending an ambulance. In...
There are nearly 1000 annual ambulance crashes within the United States involving pediatric patients. In 2012 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration/US Department of Transportation released Be...
The aim was to analyze the influence of weather conditions on medical emergencies in a half-marathon, specifically by evaluating its relation to the number of non-finishers, ambulance-required assista...
To analyse changes in the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) according to driving patterns encountered during ambulance transport, using a virtual reality simulator.
There is a need to reduce the number of ambulance transports to the Emergency Room to the patients who are not in need of urgent medical care. There are currently no studies and the aim of...
Hypothesis: 'Transport PLUS,' a low cost, easily generalizable intervention performed by Emergency Medical Technicians while transporting a patient home from the hospital, can improve tran...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of the VersaMed iVent ventilator in the acute care setting, hypothesizing that, in comparison to the standard approach, the use of the Vers...
There are fewer than 30 paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) in the United Kingdom (UK). This means that a critically ill child taken to their nearest hospital will need to be transferr...
In a previous study the investigators evaluated the apparent efficacy and safety of intravenous fentanyl administered by ambulance personnel and found that 58.4% (CI 56.4-60.4) out of 2348...
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
Organizations such as (1) congregations; (2) national networks, which include national denominations, their social service arms (for example, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services), and networks of related organizations (such as YMCA and YWCA); and (3) freestanding religious organizations, which are incorporated separately from congregations and national networks. http://www.huduser.gov/portal/publications/faithbased.pdf
An agency of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH concerned with overall planning, promoting, and administering programs pertaining to various aspects of documentation and library services in the field of medicine.
Paramedical personnel trained to provide basic emergency care and life support under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution.
Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports research on the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the eye and visual system. It was originally part of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness. The National Eye Institute was established in 1968.