GUIDELINES FOR THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF CORONARY CARE IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

Qualitative and quantitative guidelines for development of a stratified system of coronary care are presented, following a brief background discussion and definitions of relevant terms. There are three levels of capability within such a system: emergency life support units (include emergency transportation in mobile coronary care units or all-purpose ambulances and stationary emergency life support units) ; coronary care units (provide definitive in-hospital care of patients with myocardial infarctions) ; and a regional reference center (provides comprehensive cardiovascular care, training programs in coronary care, facilities for specialized diagnostic and therapeutic studies, and programs in cardiovascular surgery) . Facility, equipment, staffing, and location considerations are discussed for each level of capability. A formula for approximating the number of coronary care beds needed in a health service area is suggested. A bibliography is included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is part of the Guideline Series issued by the Comprehensive Health Planning Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Comprehensive Health Planning Association of Western Pennsylvania,Inc

    Regional Plan Development Committee
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15222
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093693
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM