Accuracy of prehospital diagnosis and triage of a Swiss helicopter emergency medical service.

@article{Hasler2012AccuracyOP,
  title={Accuracy of prehospital diagnosis and triage of a Swiss helicopter emergency medical service.},
  author={Rebecca Hasler and Christian Kehl and Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos and Roland Albrecht and Simon Dubler and Robert Greif and Natalie Urwyler},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={709-15}
}
BACKGROUND Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMSs) have become a standard element of modern prehospital emergency medicine. This study determines the percentage of injured HEMS patients whose injuries were correctly recognized by HEMS physicians. METHODS A retrospective level III evidence prognostic study using data from the largest Swiss HEMS, REGA (Rettungsflugwacht/Guarde Aérienne), on adult patients with trauma transported to a Level I trauma center (January 2006-December 2007… CONTINUE READING

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