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  1. Prehospital delay interval for patients who use emergency medical services : the effect of heart-related medical conditions and demographic variables.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective

    To investigate the effect of heart-related medical conditions and demographic variables on patients' tendency to delay contacting emergency medical services for symptoms of acute myocardial infarction.

    Type of participants

    A sample of 2,947 patients with acute myocardial infarction but no cardiac arrest, transported by paramedics to the coronary care units of 19 hospitals in King County, Washington, between January 1988 and April 1991.


    Patient record abstracts contained information on medical history, age, gender, delay interval, and means of transportation.


    Multiple regression analyses showed that prehospital delay interval was significantly greater for individuals who were older and female and who had a history of angina, congestive heart failure, or diabetes.

    Mots-clés Pascal : SAMU, Infarctus, Appel téléphonique, Période préhospitalière, Réanimation, Myocarde, Critère décision, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie coronaire, Durée, Etude statistique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Transport sanitaire, Homme, Symptôme, Sexe, Intervalle temps

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Emergency medical care unit, Infarct, Telephone call, Prehospital period, Resuscitation, Myocardium, Decision criterion, Cardiovascular disease, Coronary heart disease, Duration, Statistical study, United States, North America, America, Medical transport, Human, Sex, Time interval

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

    Cote : 93-0657846

    Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.