A 1-year prospective study of 12 hospitals, and approximately 1 million people, was carried out to predict the effectiveness of prehospital advanced life support (ALS) for major trauma in Northern Ireland.
Inclusion criteria were an Injury Severity Score (ISS) > 15 and reaching hospital alive.
Two hundred and thirty-nine patients had mean prehospital times of 24 and 35 min for urban and rural hospitals, respectively.
Most patients (75 per cent, N = 179) were within 10 minutes of a hospital.
Of the other patients (25 per cent, N = 60), only 1/2 would have benefitted from prehospital ALS.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Réanimation, Traitement, Période préhospitalière, Urgence, Etude statistique, Soin intensif, Irlande du Nord, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Resuscitation, Treatment, Prehospital period, Emergency, Statistical study, Intensive care, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe, Human
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