Two major aspects of emergency medical care transportation are land vehicles and helicopters. These vehicles were discussed at the International Conference on Remote Emergency Medical Services, sponsored by Texas Tech University and the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in 1975. The four papers presented at that time are published in this volume (chapters 11-14). Two deal with successful ambulance services, one supported by private subscriptions ("Private Emergency Medical Transportation Services", by Richard E. Zuschlag) and one by public funds ("Public Emergency Transportation Services: The Houston Fire Department", by L. O. Martin). The other two papers discuss air ambulance services, both public, but of different character. The first system is supported by direct taxation of the user community ("Emergency Air Ambulance Services", by Richard H. Clark, Jr). The second is provided by the U.S. Army, which employs its military experience to meet civilian needs ("Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic", by Herbert A. Coley).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Pub. in Emergency Medical Care, William M. Portnoy, ed., Part III, p115-140, 1977, available from Lexington Books, D.C. Heath and Co., 125 Spring Street Lexington, MA 02173.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Tech University, Lubbock

    School of Medicine
    Lubbock, TX  United States  79409
  • Authors:
    • Portnoy, W M
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Pagination: 27 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00181571
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM