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Daniel Sedgewick, MD

Flying to the right place at the right time: Optimizing Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) dispatch.

Daniel Sedgewick, MD

Aug 01, 2015|AEDR 2015 Vol. 3 Issue 2|Research Posters

Air ambulances are scarce and expensive assets. To be used efficiently they need to be dispatched to patients who will gain the most benefit. To identify factors associated with low standdown rates and high conveyance rates, suggesting efficient use of air ambulance resources. Eight months' call history for a single United Kingdom air ambulance (National Health Service (NHS) paramedic/doctor crew, charity-funded aircraft) covering two English counties was retrospectively analyzed. Standdown and conveyance rates were calculated for (medical, trauma, road traffic collision (RTC)) types of call...

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