Patients evaluated by paramedics but not transported to the hospital account for 50% to 90% of emergency medical services lawsuits.
We reviewed 2,698 consecutive paramedic run reports to examine documentation in these cases.
Documentation criteria for prehospital patient release were history, physical examination, vital signs, mental status, lack of significant mental impairment, and for patients refusing care, that risks of refusing were understood.
Mots-clés Pascal : Période préhospitalière, Triage, Maladie, Aspect médicolégal, Refus, Soin, Réanimation, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prehospital period, Sorting, Disease, Forensic aspect, Denial, Care, Resuscitation, Human
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