Impact of first-responder defibrillation in an urban emergency medical services system.

@article{Kellermann1993ImpactOF,
  title={Impact of first-responder defibrillation in an urban emergency medical services system.},
  author={Arthur L. Kellermann and B B Hackman and Grant Somes and T K Kreth and Lexie Nail and P Dobyns},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1993},
  volume={270 14},
  pages={1708-13}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of adding first-responder defibrillation by fire-fighters to an existing advanced life-support emergency medical services system. DESIGN Nonrandomized, controlled clinical trial with periodic crossover. SETTING Memphis, Tenn, a city of 610,337 people, which is served by a fire department-based emergency medical services… CONTINUE READING