BACKGROUND Emergency Medical Institute of Thailand (EMIT) has been established as a national lead agency to improve emergency medical service systems since December 2008. However up to now, there has not been any published systematic assessment of its performance to guide further policy decisions. METHODS This study assesses the 4-year pre-hospital care… (More)
BACKGROUND Although bodies of evidence on copayment effects on access to care and quality of care in general have not been conclusive, allowing copayment in the case of emergency medical conditions might pose a high risk of delayed treatment leading to avoidable disability or death. METHODS Using mixed-methods approach to draw evidence from multiple… (More)
Healthcare infrastructures in Thailand have been developed for many decades to improve access to health care and equity of service utilisation across the country. Health care system is generally organised into three levels: primary care, secondary care and tertiary care. Primary care deals with curative care of common conditions , health promotion, disease… (More)
BACKGROUND Injury prediction scores facilitate the development of clinical management protocols to decrease mortality. However, most of the previously developed scores are limited in scope and are non-specific for use in children. We aimed to develop and validate a risk prediction model of death for injured and Traumatised Thai children. METHODS Our… (More)
Assessment of emergency medical service of three schemes under the concept " medical emergency care for everybody everywhere "
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ESCAP is the regional development arm of the United Nations and serves as the main economic and social development centre for the United Nations in Asia and the Pacific. Its mandate is to foster cooperation among its 53 members and 9 associate members. ESCAP provides the strategic link between global and country-level programmes and issues. It supports the… (More)