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  1. 911 and emergency department use for chest pain : results of a media campaign.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objectives 

    We evaluated the effects of a community public education campaign that encouraged patients to quickly call 911 after the onset of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) symptoms.

    Setting and participants 

    The media campaign focused on residents 50 years of age or older in King County, Washington, which has a population of 1.5 million (1990 census).


    We determined 911 responses for chest pain, emergency department visits for AMI symptoms, the number of patients admitted to a CCU with an admitting diagnosis of rule-out MI, and the number of confirmed AMIs before and after the campaign.


    The number of emergency medical services (EMS) responses (911 runs) for patients 50 years of age or older experiencing AMI symptoms increased significantly during the media campaign.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Education sanitaire, Campagne de masse, Publicité, Appel téléphonique, SAMU, Douleur, Thorax, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Mass campaign, Advertising, Telephone call, Emergency medical care unit, Pain, Thorax, Human, United States, North America, America

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0562137

    Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 09/06/1995.