A New Model for Evaluating the Impact of Major System Changes on Emergency Air Medical Scene Responses in a Regional EMS System

Toni Brophy, Terence D Valenzuela, Harvey W Meislin, Elizabeth A. Criss, Paul Hinsberg, Daniel W Spaite

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Abstract

Hypothesis: Centralized dispatch data can provide useful information regarding the impact of major air medical system changes in a regional emergency medical services (EMS) system. Methods: Prospective evaluation of helicopter dispatch data from a centralized EMS dispatch agency. During the study period, four alterations in the total number of helicopters available to the system occurred (1, 2, 3, 2, 3). Statistical analysis consisted of Chi-Square with Yates’ correction and comparison of sample proportions with p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalPrehospital and Disaster Medicine
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency
  • Emergency Medicine

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