Prehospital advanced life support provided by specially trained physicians: is there a benefit in terms of life years gained?

@article{Lossius2002PrehospitalAL,
  title={Prehospital advanced life support provided by specially trained physicians: is there a benefit in terms of life years gained?},
  author={Hans Morten Lossius and Eldar S\oreide and Ragnar Hotvedt and Svein A. Hapnes and O V Eielsen and Olav Helge F\orde and Petter Andreas Steen},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2002},
  volume={46 7},
  pages={771-8}
}
BACKGROUND The benefit of prehospital advanced life support (ALS) is disputed, as is the prehospital use of specially trained, hospital-based physicians. The purpose of the study was to assess the health benefit from an anesthesiologist-manned prehospital emergency medical service (EMS), and to separate the benefit of the anesthesiologist from that of rapid transport. METHODS The anesthesiologist-manned helicopter and rapid response car service at Rogaland Central Hospital assisted 1106… CONTINUE READING

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