SPECIALIZED EMERGENCY MEDICAL AID IN RSFSR
In the RSFSR a course has been taken to create Emergency Medical Aide hospitals and amalgamate them with emergency aid stations. The creation of specialized brigades at EMA stations, improved provisio of line brigades with necessary apparatus, and training medical personnel in reanimation has permitted timely hospitalization of many patients. The total number for completed calls for EMA service in 1972 was 7.8 million more than in 1965. The most marked results were obtained with myocardial-infarct patients. House calls serviced 81.7%, hospital calls 17.1%, visits to industry 1.2%. Of these 45.5% were hospitalized. A qualitative indicator for EMA is the time it takes to complete a call to patients. In most cities more than 90% of the calls are made in 3 minutes. This rate is significantly lower in rural areas. Quality of EMA improves yearly, attested to by the reduced frequency of differences in diagnoses between the physicians of EMA and those of hospitals. Further work is required toward organizing medical assistance to victims of road transport incidents. The EMA hospitals are the only institutions providing prehospitalization and during hospitalization emergency specialized medical aid.
- Originally published in Sovetskaya Meditsina, No. 6, Oct. 31, 1973.
Joint Publications Research Service,
- Vavulina, N N
- Publication Date: 1973-10
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash victims; Disasters and emergency operations; Hazards and emergency operations; Hospitals; Medical services; Patients
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00127315
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
- Report/Paper Numbers: JPRS 60430
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM