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Status quo der Boden- und Luftrettung schwerverletzter Patienten


Günkel, S; König, M; Albrecht, R; Brüesch, M; Lefering, R; Sprengel, K; Werner, C M L; Simmen, H-P; Wanner, G A (2015). Status quo der Boden- und Luftrettung schwerverletzter Patienten. Der Unfallchirurg, 118(3):233-239.

Abstract

The influence of the transport mode, i.e. Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) versus ground-based Emergency Medical Service (EMS) on the mortality of multiple trauma patients is still controversially discussed in the literature. In this study a total of 333 multiple trauma patients treated over a 1-year period in a level I trauma center in Switzerland were analyzed. Using the newly established revised injury severity classification (RISC) score there was a tendency towards a better outcome for patients transported by HEMS (standardized mortality ratio 1.06 for HEMS versus 1.29 for EMS). Overall a short preclinical time and the presence of an emergency physician (EP) were associated with a better outcome.

Abstract

The influence of the transport mode, i.e. Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) versus ground-based Emergency Medical Service (EMS) on the mortality of multiple trauma patients is still controversially discussed in the literature. In this study a total of 333 multiple trauma patients treated over a 1-year period in a level I trauma center in Switzerland were analyzed. Using the newly established revised injury severity classification (RISC) score there was a tendency towards a better outcome for patients transported by HEMS (standardized mortality ratio 1.06 for HEMS versus 1.29 for EMS). Overall a short preclinical time and the presence of an emergency physician (EP) were associated with a better outcome.

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Other titles:Deployment and efficacy of ground versus helicopter emergency service for severely injured patients. Analysis of a nationwide Swiss trauma center
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Department of Trauma Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Reconstructive Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:March 2015
Deposited On:27 May 2015 15:51
Last Modified:27 Jan 2017 08:01
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0177-5537
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00113-014-2567-6
PubMed ID:25783692

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