Use of a geographic information system to determine appropriate means of trauma patient transport.

@article{Lerner1999UseOA,
  title={Use of a geographic information system to determine appropriate means of trauma patient transport.},
  author={E Brooke Lerner and Anthony Billittier and Jacek W Sikora and Ronald M Moscati},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={6 11},
  pages={1127-33}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a geographic information system (GIS) and historical transport data can be used to create a map that identifies locations (zones) from which either ambulance or helicopter transport will result in shorter out-of-hospital times. METHODS A retrospective, cross-sectional review of a trauma registry was conducted in a two-county region served by a single trauma center. Data were gathered for all patients transported directly to the trauma center between 1993 and… CONTINUE READING
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