Telehealth-Enabled Emergency Medical Services Program Reduces Ambulance Transport to Urban Emergency Departments

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Langabeer, James Robert; Gonzalez, Michael; Alqusairi, Diaa; Champagne-Langabeer, Tiffany; Jackson, Adria; Mikhail, Jennifer; Persse, David;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Journal: volume 17,issue 6,pages713-720issn: 1936-900X, eissn: 1936-9018
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5102597, doi: 10.5811/westjem.2016.8.30660
  • Subject: Emergency Medical Services | R | Emergency Medical Services, Telehealth, Comparative Effectiveness | Telehealth | Comparative Effectiveness | Medicine | Original Research | Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid | RC86-88.9 | Prehospital Care

Introduction Emergency medical services (EMS) agencies transport a significant majority of patients with low acuity and non-emergent conditions to local emergency departments (ED), affecting the entire emergency care system’s capacity and performance. Opportunities ... View more
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