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  1. The emergent problem of ambulance misuse.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective

    The primary objective was to determine whether rates of ambulance misuse varied systematically by type of health insurance.

    The secondary objective was to determine whether the level of service provided in the ambulance varied by ambulance company ownership.

    Design

    Survey.

    Setting

    A 175-bed community hospital in central Connecticut.

    Participants

    One hundred forty-five records were selected randomly for study from the records of the 488 patients presenting to the hospital emergency department within a 45-day period.

    Outcome measures

    The urgency of presenting complaint and the use of life support measures within the ambulance were obtained from each ambulance run form.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Transport sanitaire, Ambulance, Utilisation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Service santé, Homme, Etude statistique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical transport, Ambulance, Use, United States, North America, America, Health service, Human, Statistical study

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0365999

    Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.