publication . Article . 2011

Reduced Mortality in Injured Adults Transported by Helicopter Emergency Medical Services

Mark Faul;
Open Access
  • Published: 27 Apr 2011 Journal: Prehospital Emergency Care, volume 15, pages 295-302 (issn: 1090-3127, eissn: 1545-0066, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
Background. Some studies have shown improved outcomes with helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) transport, while others have not. Safety concerns and cost have prompted reevaluation of the widespread use of HEMS. Objective. To determine whether the mode of transport of trauma patients affects mortality. Methods. Data for 56,744 injured adults aged ≥18 years transported to 62 U.S. trauma centers by helicopter or ground ambulance were obtained from the National Sample Program of the 2007 National Trauma Data Bank. In-hospital mortality was calculated for different demographic and injury severity groups. Adjusted odds ratios (AOR) were produced by utilizing...
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free text keywords: Emergency, Emergency Medicine, Logistic regression, Injury Severity Score, Occupational safety and health, Medical emergency, medicine.disease, medicine, business.industry, business, Revised Trauma Score, Odds ratio, Odds, medicine.medical_specialty, Emergency medical services, Injury prevention
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publication . Article . 2011

Reduced Mortality in Injured Adults Transported by Helicopter Emergency Medical Services

Mark Faul;