Prehospital trauma care in Tehran: potential areas for improvement.

  title={Prehospital trauma care in Tehran: potential areas for improvement.},
  author={Mohammad-Hadi S Modaghegh and Bahman Sayyar Roudsari and Aref Sajadehchi},
  journal={Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors},
  volume={6 2},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the existing prehospital trauma care system in Tehran, Iran. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study in which all trauma-related dispatches of Tehran's emergency medical services (EMS) system were evaluated-during 18 randomly selected days from September 22,1997, to March 17,1998. Emergency medical technicians completed a checklist for all trauma cases, and the criteria for this performance evaluation were different partial time intervals in each dispatch and different… CONTINUE READING
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