A comparison of ground paramedics and aeromedical treatment of severe blunt trauma patients.

@article{Schwartz1990ACO,
  title={A comparison of ground paramedics and aeromedical treatment of severe blunt trauma patients.},
  author={Robert J Schwartz and Lenworth M. Jacobs and R J Juda},
  journal={Connecticut medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={54 12},
  pages={660-2}
}
This study compared a hospital-based aeromedical program to a ground paramedic service in order to determine whether the element of prehospital time or prehospital care is the major contributor towards improved survival. One hundred twenty-six severe blunt trauma patients were studied. There were 93(73.81%) transported by air and 33(26.19%) transported by ground. Utilizing the TRISS methodology, the air patients had a probability of survival of 2.23 SD better than the national norm, and the… CONTINUE READING

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