Establishing a successful pre-hospital emergency service in a developing country: experience from Rescue 1122 service in Pakistan.

@article{Waseem2011EstablishingAS,
  title={Establishing a successful pre-hospital emergency service in a developing country: experience from Rescue 1122 service in Pakistan.},
  author={Hunniya Waseem and Rizwan Naseer and Junaid Abdul Razzak},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={513-5}
}
As in many other developing countries, emergency medical services, especially pre-hospital emergency care, has long been neglected in Pakistan. Consequently, patients are brought to the emergency departments by relatives or bystanders in private cars, taxis or any other readily available mode of transportation. Ambulances, where they exist, have barely a stretcher and arrangements for oxygen supply. Modern emergency services are considered too costly for many countries. A model of pre-hospital… CONTINUE READING