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Evaluation Variability Of Emergency Medical Calls Among Emergency Medical Communication Centers In Liguria, Italy

Andrea Furgani, MD, Christopher Olola, PhD, Lavinia Ferraro, EMD-Q, Salvatore Esposito, MD, Stefano Ferlito, MD, Fabio Ferrari, MD, Roberto Sanna, MD, Silvano Ruffoni, MD, Francesco Bermano, MD

Apr 03, 2018|AEDR 2018 Vol. 6 Issue 1|Original Research

The evaluation of emergency calls received by Emergency Medical Communication Centers (EMCCs) is the first and basic step for activating the chain of survival. It also represents an essential prerequisite for optimal response to and management of critical patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether the introduction of a single, structured, and standardized emergency medical dispatch system provided a more uniform evaluation of all emergency calls among five EMCCs in Liguria, Italy. The study retrospectively examined the assigned...

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