ROAD ENVIRONS AND PLANNING FOR EMERGENCY RESCUES. EVALUATING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE ARRIVAL TIME IN ROAD ACCIDENTS,USA . PROCEEDINGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEW WAYS AND MEANS FOR IMPROVED SAFETY, TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, FEBRUARY 20-23, 1989

Speedy and safe delivery of the injured in road accidents is necessary for improved chances of survival or full recovery. Certain environmental conditions, such as remoteness, poor weather, darkness, or difficult terrain, may impede notification and arrival of an ambulance. Some delays are due to the distances involved. Other delays are due to difficulties in notification. Some reasons for delay are idiosyncratic. This paper presents the results of an analysis of statistical data taken from the FARS file (Fatal Accident Reporting System) in the United States. Particular attention is also given to the state of Missouri which is used as a case study to suggest reasons for delays in emergency road rescues. A discussion is also presented about existing programs used to improve rescues. A preliminary evaluation is given as to the relative success of these programs. (uthor/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Institute

    Technion City
    Haifa,   Israel 
  • Authors:
    • BRODSKY, H
  • Publication Date: 1989-9

Language

  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00612094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM