Patients who refuse transportation by ambulance: a case series.

  title={Patients who refuse transportation by ambulance: a case series.},
  author={J E Hipskind and Jeffrey Gren and Dale J. Barr},
  journal={Prehospital and disaster medicine},
  volume={12 4},
INTRODUCTION Patients refusing hospital transportation occurs in 5% to 25% of out-of-hospital calls. Little is known about these calls. This study was needed to determine the demographics, inherent risks, and timing of refused calls. METHODS This was a prospective review of all run sheets of patients who refused transportation were collected for a two month period. Demographic data and medical information was collected. Each run was placed into one of three categories of need for transport… CONTINUE READING

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