911 and emergency department use for chest pain : results of a media campaign.
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
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0562137
Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 09/06/1995.