The costs and performance of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Ambulance Service Helicopter Unit (CASHU) air ambulance (A/A) was assessed during 1 year (1 December 1990-30 November 1991).
The helicopter, with a crew of one pilot and two paramedics, commenced 797 patient-related missions during the gear, 554 (69.5 per cent) as an emergency response ambulance.
Eighty-one (15 per cent) of the emergency missions were aborted with no patient attended.
Compared with the activity of ground ambulances, the A/A attended more accidents (66.5 per cent vs 40.8 per cent), and more incidents occurring outside in fields, or on cliffs or beaches (47.1 per cent vs 9.5 per cent).
In its role as an emergency response vehicle the helicopter performance was not better than that of ground ambulances.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Accident, Secours première urgence, Transport sanitaire, Hélicoptère, Ambulance, Etude comparative, Efficacité, Analyse coût, Zone rurale, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Accident, First emergency care, Medical transport, Helicopter, Ambulance, Comparative study, Efficiency, Cost analysis, Rural area, Human, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0293162
Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.