Why are people without medical needs transported by ambulance? A study of indications for pre-hospital care.

@article{Hjlte2007WhyAP,
  title={Why are people without medical needs transported by ambulance? A study of indications for pre-hospital care.},
  author={Lena Hj{\"a}lte and Bj{\"o}rn-Ove Suserud and Johan Herlitz and Ingvar Karlberg},
  journal={European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={151-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this report was to describe the characteristics of patients transported by ambulance, in spite of being evaluated by the ambulance staff at the scene as not requiring prehospital care. A second aim was to compare these patients with those judged as being in need of this care. METHODS Three ambulance service districts located in different rural and metropolitan geographical areas were included in the study and all three were covered by a single emergency dispatch… CONTINUE READING

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