Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS): impact on on-scene times.


BACKGROUND This study compared prehospital on-scene times (OSTs) for patients treated by nurse-staffed emergency medical services (EMS) with OST for patients treated by a combination of EMS and physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS). A secondary aim was to investigate the relationship between length of OST and mortality. METHODS… (More)


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@article{Ringburg2007HelicopterEM, title={Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS): impact on on-scene times.}, author={Akkie N Ringburg and Willem Richard Spanjersberg and Sander P. G. Frankema and Ewout Willem Steyerberg and Peter Patka and Inger B. Schipper}, journal={The Journal of trauma}, year={2007}, volume={63 2}, pages={258-62} }