Objective To assess the potential benefits of using extended trained ambulance personnel (paramedics) as primary responders for domiciliary obstetric and gynaecological emergencies.
Design An observational study of performance and analysis of operational data in a newly established service.
Setting A mixed urban and rural population served by South Glamorgan Health Authority.
Main outcome measures Work load, response times, management and transfer of patients, efficiency of communications and appropriateness of training.
Results There was an initial increase in requests above that when a hospital-based service operated.
Targets for response times were met.
Mots-clés Pascal : Obstétrique, SAMU, Urgence, Bénéfice, Homme, Ambulance, A domicile, Efficacité, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Obstetrics, Emergency medical care unit, Emergency, Profit, Human, Ambulance, At home, Efficiency, Scotland, Great britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0601862
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.