Beneficial effect of helicopter emergency medical services on survival of severely injured patients.

@article{Frankema2004BeneficialEO,
  title={Beneficial effect of helicopter emergency medical services on survival of severely injured patients.},
  author={Sander P. G. Frankema and Akkie N Ringburg and Ewout Willem Steyerberg and Michael J. Edwards and Inger Birgitta Schipper and Arie B. van Vugt},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={91 11},
  pages={1520-6}
}
BACKGROUND In Rotterdam, the Netherlands, a helicopter-transported medical team (HMT), staffed with a trauma physician, provides additional therapeutic options at the scene of injury. This study evaluated the influence of the HMT on the chance of survival of severely injured trauma victims. METHODS This was a 2-year prospective observational study of consecutive adults who suffered multiple trauma (Injury Severity Score (ISS) 16 or more) and presented to the Erasmus Medical Centre emergency… CONTINUE READING
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