Telehealth Impact on Primary Care Related Ambulance Transports.

  title={Telehealth Impact on Primary Care Related Ambulance Transports.},
  author={Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer and James R Langabeer and Kirk E. Roberts and Joshua S Gross and Guy R Gleisberg and Michael G. Gonzalez and David E. Persse},
  journal={Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors},
INTRODUCTION Telehealth has been used nominally for trauma, neurological, and cardiovascular incidents in prehospital emergency medical services (EMS). Yet, much less is known about the use of telehealth for low-acuity, primary care. We examine the development of one telehealth program, and its impact on unnecessary ambulance transports. OBJECTIVE To describe the development and impact of a large-scale telehealth program on ambulance transports. METHODS We describe the patient… CONTINUE READING
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