Evaluating an emergency medical services-initiated nontransport system.

  title={Evaluating an emergency medical services-initiated nontransport system.},
  author={Michael J. Schmidt and Daniel A. Handel and Christopher J Lindsell and Lindsey Collett and Paul D Gallo and Donald A Locasto},
  journal={Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors},
  volume={10 3},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate both factors predicting nontransport and mortality rates in an emergency medical services system with a nontransport policy. METHODS We reviewed data from 1,581 transported and nontransported patients from October 2001 to July 2003. Patients who refused transport against medical advice were excluded. Extracted data included demographics, run characteristics, chief complaint, and clinical impression. Transported and nontransported patients were compared using Mann-Whitney… CONTINUE READING