A REVIEW OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE IN RELATION TO ROAD SAFETY

The emergency medical car received after an accidental injury is studied for potential saving of lives or disability by altering the services provided. In Australia, ambulance service is the major provider of emergency medical care and transport to a treatment center. Use of published data and the author's own studies served as a basis for the report. Documentation and record keeping provided data for routine performance evaluation. The results indicate that: Instruction, proper equipment and communication links are provided for each ambulance and crew; and a realistic estimate of life saving potential of emergency medical services for car crash injuries is less than 5%. It is suggested that a National Center for Emergency Services be established to research and set standards. A National Inventory of all aspects of ambulance services throughout Australia should be carried out as well as a detailed study of the life saving potential of emergency medical services. Later, cost effectiveness studies could be performed on suggested changes in the system. /MW/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transport, Australia

    P.O. Box 367
    Canberra, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • RYAN, G A
    • Clark, P D
    • Lazarus, S S
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NR/24
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM