ambulances

Summary

Summary: A vehicle equipped for transporting patients in need of emergency care.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Decontamination of rooms, medical equipment and ambulances using an aerosol of hydrogen peroxide disinfectant
    B M Andersen
    Department of Hospital Infection, Ulleval University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    J Hosp Infect 62:149-55. 2006
  2. ncbi Telestroke ambulances in prehospital stroke management: concept and pilot feasibility study
    Thomas G Liman
    Center for Stroke Research Berlin, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Campus Mitte, Berlin, Germany
    Stroke 43:2086-90. 2012
  3. ncbi Stroke public awareness campaigns have increased ambulance dispatches for stroke in Melbourne, Australia
    Janet E Bray
    Ambulance Victoria, Doncaster, Victoria, 3618, Australia
    Stroke 42:2154-7. 2011
  4. ncbi Expansion of a regional ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction system to an entire state
    James G Jollis
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Circulation 126:189-95. 2012
  5. ncbi Is ambulance telephone triage using advanced medical priority dispatch protocols able to identify patients with acute stroke correctly?
    C D Deakin
    South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust, North Wing, Southern House, Sparrowgrove, Otterbourne, Hants, UK
    Emerg Med J 26:442-5. 2009
  6. ncbi Technical and organisational feasibility of a multifunctional telemedicine system in an emergency medical service - an observational study
    Sebastian Bergrath
    Emergency Medical Care Section, Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Aachen, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstrasse 30, D 52074 Aachen, Germany
    J Telemed Telecare 17:371-7. 2011
  7. ncbi A citywide prehospital protocol increases access to stroke thrombolysis in Toronto
    David J Gladstone
    North and East GTA Ontario Regional Stroke Centre and Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, and Brain Sciences Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Stroke 40:3841-4. 2009
  8. ncbi Errors of omission in the treatment of prehospital chest pain patients
    Jon C Rittenberger
    University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine and the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:2-7. 2005
  9. ncbi Duration of mission time in prehospital emergency medicine: effects of emergency severity and physicians level of education
    Martin Schuster
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Campus Charite Mitte, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Med J 27:398-403. 2010
  10. ncbi Field triage to primary angioplasty combined with emergency department bypass reduces treatment delays and is associated with improved outcome
    Steen Carstensen
    Department of Cardiology, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Australia
    Eur Heart J 28:2313-9. 2007

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  1. ncbi Decontamination of rooms, medical equipment and ambulances using an aerosol of hydrogen peroxide disinfectant
    B M Andersen
    Department of Hospital Infection, Ulleval University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    J Hosp Infect 62:149-55. 2006
    ..providing a dry fume of 5% hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) disinfectant was tested for decontamination of rooms, ambulances and different types of medical equipment...
  2. ncbi Telestroke ambulances in prehospital stroke management: concept and pilot feasibility study
    Thomas G Liman
    Center for Stroke Research Berlin, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Campus Mitte, Berlin, Germany
    Stroke 43:2086-90. 2012
    Pre- and intrahospital time delays are major concerns in acute stroke care. Telemedicine-equipped ambulances may improve time management and identify patients with stroke eligible for thrombolysis by an early prehospital stroke diagnosis...
  3. ncbi Stroke public awareness campaigns have increased ambulance dispatches for stroke in Melbourne, Australia
    Janet E Bray
    Ambulance Victoria, Doncaster, Victoria, 3618, Australia
    Stroke 42:2154-7. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the impact of these campaigns on ambulance dispatches for stroke (Medical Priority Dispatch Card 28) in Melbourne, Australia...
  4. ncbi Expansion of a regional ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction system to an entire state
    James G Jollis
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Circulation 126:189-95. 2012
    ..Despite national guidelines calling for timely coronary artery reperfusion, treatment is often delayed, particularly for patients requiring interhospital transfer...
  5. ncbi Is ambulance telephone triage using advanced medical priority dispatch protocols able to identify patients with acute stroke correctly?
    C D Deakin
    South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust, North Wing, Southern House, Sparrowgrove, Otterbourne, Hants, UK
    Emerg Med J 26:442-5. 2009
    ....
  6. ncbi Technical and organisational feasibility of a multifunctional telemedicine system in an emergency medical service - an observational study
    Sebastian Bergrath
    Emergency Medical Care Section, Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Aachen, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstrasse 30, D 52074 Aachen, Germany
    J Telemed Telecare 17:371-7. 2011
    ..Use of the telemedical system in EMS is feasible and the quality of the transmitted images and video was satisfactory. However, technical reliability and availability need to be improved prior to routine use...
  7. ncbi A citywide prehospital protocol increases access to stroke thrombolysis in Toronto
    David J Gladstone
    North and East GTA Ontario Regional Stroke Centre and Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, and Brain Sciences Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Stroke 40:3841-4. 2009
    ..This report describes the initial impact of the activation protocol at our regional stroke center...
  8. ncbi Errors of omission in the treatment of prehospital chest pain patients
    Jon C Rittenberger
    University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine and the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:2-7. 2005
    ..They also sought to quantify any time delays in treatment of potential ischemic cardiac chest pain...
  9. ncbi Duration of mission time in prehospital emergency medicine: effects of emergency severity and physicians level of education
    Martin Schuster
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Campus Charite Mitte, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Med J 27:398-403. 2010
    ..Prehospital emergency care is provided in many European countries by specialised emergency physicians. However, little is known about the impact of experience and educational level of emergency physicians on providing prehospital care...
  10. ncbi Field triage to primary angioplasty combined with emergency department bypass reduces treatment delays and is associated with improved outcome
    Steen Carstensen
    Department of Cardiology, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Australia
    Eur Heart J 28:2313-9. 2007
    ..We investigated the net benefit in the outcome of reducing treatment delay through field triage and emergency department (ED) bypass in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary angioplasty...
  11. ncbi Associations between organizational and incident factors and emotional distress in emergency ambulance personnel
    Paul Bennett
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales, Swansea, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 44:215-26. 2005
    ..This study examined the prevalence and correlates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression among emergency ambulance personnel...
  12. ncbi Telemedicine to a moving ambulance improves outcome after trauma in simulated patients
    William E Charash
    University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, USA
    J Trauma 71:49-54; discussion 55. 2011
    ..Rural trauma victims often require prolonged transport by s with limited scopes of practice. We evaluated the impact of telemedicine (TM) to a moving ambulance on outcomes in simulated trauma patients...
  13. pmc Organization of a United States county system for comprehensive acute stroke care
    Steven C Cramer
    University of California Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive South, Building 53 Room 203, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Stroke 43:1089-93. 2012
    ..The current report describes the experience of implementing a county-wide system of spoke-and-hub stroke neurology receiving centers (SNRC) that incorporated several comprehensive stroke center recommendations...
  14. ncbi Arrival by ambulance is associated with acute stroke intervention in young adults
    Nandakumar Nagaraja
    Department of Neurology and Stroke Program, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    J Neurol Sci 316:168-9. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that arrival to the emergency department by ambulance would be associated with increased rate of stroke intervention with intravenous t-PA or intra arterial procedures...
  15. ncbi Decision support system in prehospital care: a randomized controlled simulation study
    Magnus Andersson Hagiwara
    School of Health Sciences, University of Borås, Boras, Sweden
    Am J Emerg Med 31:145-53. 2013
    ..Prehospital use of Computerized Decision Support System (CDSS) may be a way to increase patient safety but very few studies evaluate the effect in prehospital care. The aim of the present study is to evaluate a CDSS...
  16. ncbi Integration of pre-hospital electrocardiograms and ST-elevation myocardial infarction receiving center (SRC) networks: impact on Door-to-Balloon times across 10 independent regions
    Ivan C Rokos
    Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, UCLA Olive View Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sylmar, California 91342 1495, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2:339-46. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the rate of timely reperfusion for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) in regional STEMI Receiving Center (SRC) networks...
  17. pmc On-scene alternatives for emergency ambulance crews attending patients who do not need to travel to the accident and emergency department: a review of the literature
    H A Snooks
    Clinical School, University of Wales Swansea, UK
    Emerg Med J 21:212-5. 2004
    ..Robust research evidence concerning alternatives to current emergency care models is needed urgently to inform service and practice development...
  18. ncbi Bacterial pathogens in ambulances: results of unannounced sample collection
    Donald W Alves
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Special Operations, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 12:218-24. 2008
    ..Additionally, the nature of emergency medical services creates pressures on prehospital care providers...
  19. pmc Community falls prevention for people who call an emergency ambulance after a fall: randomised controlled trial
    Philippa A Logan
    School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
    BMJ 340:c2102. 2010
    ..To evaluate whether a service to prevent falls in the community would help reduce the rate of falls in older people who call an emergency ambulance when they fall but are not taken to hospital...
  20. pmc Acute and chronic job stressors among ambulance personnel: predictors of health symptoms
    E van der Ploeg
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Department of Clinical Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 60:i40-6. 2003
    ..To predict symptomatology (post-traumatic distress, fatigue, and burnout) due to acute and chronic work related stressors among ambulance personnel...
  21. pmc Levels of mental health problems among UK emergency ambulance workers
    P Bennett
    Bristol Doctoral Clinical Psychology Training Programme, Universities of Plymouth and Exeter, UK
    Emerg Med J 21:235-6. 2004
    ..Nearly one in ten reported probable clinical levels of depression, 22% reported probable clinical levels of anxiety based on Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale scores...
  22. ncbi Patient handover: time for a change?
    Annie Jenkin
    Faculty of Health and Social Work, University of Plymouth, Portland Square Building, Plymouth PL4 8AA, United Kingdom
    Accid Emerg Nurs 15:141-7. 2007
    ..Handover has major implications for subsequent patient care but there has been little investigation of the handover process between ambulance and emergency department staff...
  23. ncbi [Mobile computing systems in preclinical care of stroke. Results of the Stroke Angel initiative within the BMBF project PerCoMed]
    V Ziegler
    Neurologische Klinik, Rhön Klinikum, Von Guttenberg Str 10, 97616, Bad Neustadt Saale, Deutschland
    Anaesthesist 57:677-85. 2008
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  24. ncbi Caring assessment in the Swedish ambulance services relieves suffering and enables safe decisions
    Birgitta Wireklint Sundström
    School of Health Sciences, PreHospen, University of Borås, The Prehospital Research Centre of Western Sweden, SE 501 90 Borås, Sweden
    Int Emerg Nurs 19:113-9. 2011
    ..Therefore, the inclusion of the patient perspective relieves suffering and enables more safe decisions...
  25. ncbi Avoiding admissions from the ambulance service: a review of elderly patients with falls and patients with breathing difficulties seen by emergency care practitioners in South Yorkshire
    J T Gray
    Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust South, Fairfields, Moorgate Road, Rotherham S60 2BQ, UK
    Emerg Med J 25:168-71. 2008
    ..To determine the true impact of emergency care practitioners (ECPs) on admissions relative to emergency department (ED) attendance...
  26. pmc Retention of information by emergency department staff at ambulance handover: do standardised approaches work?
    Rhiannon Talbot
    Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
    Emerg Med J 24:539-42. 2007
    ..Important information may be lost after the ambulance crew leaves...
  27. ncbi Epidemiology of ambulance responses to older people who have fallen in New South Wales, Australia
    Paul M Simpson
    Ambulance Service of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Australas J Ageing 32:171-6. 2013
    ..To quantify the size and scope of the operational burden for a large ambulance service arising from older people who have fallen and to describe this population...
  28. pmc Ambulance personnel perceptions of near misses and adverse events in pediatric patients
    Jeremy T Cushman
    University of Rochester, Department of Emergency Medicine, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 655, Rochester, NY 14642, USA jeremy
    Prehosp Emerg Care 14:477-84. 2010
    ..To identify emergency medical services (EMS) provider perceptions of factors that may affect the occurrence, identification, reporting, and reduction of near misses and adverse events in the pediatric EMS patient...
  29. ncbi Increasing utilisation of emergency ambulances
    Judy A Lowthian
    Ambulance Victoria, 375 Manningham Road, Doncaster, VIC 3108, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 35:63-9. 2011
    ..Pressures on hospital systems are widely acknowledged with ED overcrowding reported regularly in the media and peer-reviewed literature. Strains on ambulance services are less well-documented or studied...
  30. ncbi A non-contact vital sign monitoring system for ambulances using dual-frequency microwave radars
    Satoshi Suzuki
    Department of Management Systems Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 6 6 Asahigaoka, Hino, Tokyo 191 0065, Japan
    Med Biol Eng Comput 47:101-5. 2009
    ..97, p < 0.0001). The proposed system appears promising for future on-ambulance monitoring of the vital sign of casualties exposed to toxins...
  31. ncbi Work-related psychosocial factors, worry about work conditions and health complaints among female and male ambulance personnel
    Ulrika Aasa
    Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, University of Gavle, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Caring Sci 19:251-8. 2005
    ..Notably, worry about work conditions seems to be an important risk factor for health complaints. This suggests that worry about work conditions should not be neglected when considering risk factors among ambulance personnel...
  32. ncbi Access to trauma centers in the United States
    Charles C Branas
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104 6021, USA
    JAMA 293:2626-33. 2005
    ..Previous studies have reported that the number and distribution of trauma centers are uneven across states, suggesting large differences in access to trauma center care...
  33. pmc Prehospital digital photography and automated image transmission in an emergency medical service - an ancillary retrospective analysis of a prospective controlled trial
    Sebastian Bergrath
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Aachen, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstr, 30, Aachen D 52074, Germany
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 21:3. 2013
    ..In this ancillary, retrospective study the quality and content of the transmitted pictures and the possible influences of this application on prehospital time requirements were investigated...
  34. ncbi Emergency department overcrowding gives ambulances the runaround
    Mike Mitka
    JAMA 295:1504-5. 2006
  35. ncbi Older fallers attended to by an ambulance but not transported to hospital: a vulnerable population at high risk of future falls
    Anne Tiedemann
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 37:179-85. 2013
    ..This prospective cohort study describes older non-transported fallers seen by the Ambulance Service of New South Wales (ASNSW), quantifies the level of risk and identifies predictors of future falls and ambulance use...
  36. ncbi Patient safety in emergency medical services: a systematic review of the literature
    Blair L Bigham
    Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Prehosp Emerg Care 16:20-35. 2012
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  37. ncbi Gender based differences in acute stroke care in Michigan hospitals
    Nandakumar Nagaraja
    Department of Neurology and Stroke Program, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
    J Neurol Sci 314:88-91. 2012
    ..We sought to examine whether gender-based differences in acute stroke care occur in both Joint Commission (JC) certified and noncertified hospitals...
  38. ncbi Benefit of direct ambulance to coronary care unit admission of acute myocardial infarction patients undergoing primary percutaneous intervention
    Guy Amit
    Department of Cardiology, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Int J Cardiol 119:355-8. 2007
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  39. ncbi Initial assessment in ambulance nursing. Part One
    Bjorn Ove Suserud
    School of Health Sciences, Boras University College, Sweden
    Emerg Nurse 10:13-7. 2003
  40. ncbi Child and provider restraints in ambulances: knowledge, opinions, and behaviors of emergency medical services providers
    Timothy D Johnson
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:886-92. 2006
    Approximately 16,000 children are transported by ambulances each day, and there are an estimated 4,500 ambulance crashes each year...
  41. ncbi Urban sprawl and delayed ambulance arrival in the U.S
    Matthew J Trowbridge
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0699, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:428-32. 2009
    ..Minimizing emergency medical service (EMS) response time is a central objective of prehospital care, yet the potential influence of built environment features such as urban sprawl on EMS system performance is often not considered...
  42. ncbi EMS relocation in a rural area using a geographic information system can improve response time to motor vehicle crashes
    Richard P Gonzalez
    Department of Surgery, Center for the Study of Rural Vehicular Trauma, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA
    J Trauma 71:1023-6. 2011
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  43. ncbi No time to spare: improving access to trauma care
    Charles C Branas
    University of Pennsylvania, USA
    LDI Issue Brief 11:1-4. 2005
    ..This Issue Brief summarizes a new study that estimates the proportion of residents that can reach a trauma center by ground or air ambulance within one hour of where they live, using objective measures of travel times and distances...
  44. ncbi The role of nurses in ambulance services
    Ruth Williams
    Emerg Nurse 20:20-2. 2012
    ..Nurses are increasingly becoming involved in ambulance services in England and Wales. This article discusses some of the work they do and why their involvement is important in improving the delivery of emergency care to patients...
  45. ncbi Quality of the handover of patient care: a comparison of pre-Hospital and Emergency Department notes
    Stephen L Murray
    Southern House, Otterbourne, Winchester, Hampshire, UK
    Int Emerg Nurs 20:24-7. 2012
    ..The aim of this audit was to evaluate the accuracy of patient information transfer from pre-hospital reports to Emergency Department (ED) documentation...
  46. ncbi Factors influencing decision making among ambulance nurses in emergency care situations
    B M Gunnarsson
    University of Skovde, School of Life Sciences, Skovde, Sweden
    Int Emerg Nurs 17:83-9. 2009
    ..Further studies are needed to understand the complexity of decision making in emergency situations...
  47. ncbi A multisite survey of factors contributing to medically unnecessary ambulance transports
    A J Billittier
    State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Emergency Medicine, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 3:1046-52. 1996
    ..To determine the social and demographic factors associated with medically unnecessary ambulance utilization, and to determine the willingness of patients to use alternate modes of transportation to the ED...
  48. ncbi How do ambulance personnel experience work at a disaster site?
    B O Suserud
    Boras University College, School of Health Sciences, Kunskapscentrum PreHospen 501 90 Borås, Sweden
    Accid Emerg Nurs 9:56-66. 2001
    ..The ambulance service crews from the suburbs, in comparison with the local city rescue service, were, in general, less satisfied with the co-operation from other rescue units...
  49. ncbi A systematic review of the evidence supporting the use of priority dispatch of emergency ambulances
    Sue Wilson
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, United Kingdom
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:42-9. 2002
    ..review aimed to 1) assess the existing literature evaluating the effect of the priority dispatch of emergency ambulances on clinical outcome and ambulance utilization and 2) assess the relative effectiveness of sources of literature ..
  50. ncbi Use of a geographic information system to determine appropriate means of trauma patient transport
    E B Lerner
    Department of Emergency Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 6:1127-33. 1999
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  51. ncbi Comparison of air and ground transport of cardiac patients
    K S Berns
    Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical Transport Service, Rochester, Minn 55902, USA
    Air Med J 20:33-6. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: All of these improved variables relate to salvaged cardiac muscle...
  52. ncbi Clinical handover of patients arriving by ambulance to the emergency department - a literature review
    Nerolie Bost
    Gold Coast Hospital and Griffith University, Emergency Department, Southport 4215 QLD, Australia
    Int Emerg Nurs 18:210-20. 2010
    ..To provide a critical review of research on clinical handover between the ambulance service and emergency department (ED) in hospitals...
  53. pmc The relation between ambulance transports stratified by heat stroke and air temperature in all 47 prefectures of Japan in August, 2009: ecological study
    Nobuyuki Miyatake
    Department of Hygiene, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, 1750 1, Miki, Kagawa, 761 0793, Japan
    Environ Health Prev Med 17:77-80. 2012
    ..Our aim was to investigate the link between ambulance transports stratified by heat stroke and air temperature in August 2009 in Japan...
  54. pmc A survey of the perceived quality of patient handover by ambulance staff in the resuscitation room
    S Thakore
    Accident and Emergency, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY, Scotland
    Emerg Med J 18:293-6. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the quality of handover of patients in the resuscitation room by describing the current perceptions of medical and ambulance staff...
  55. ncbi Criteria-based emergency medical dispatch of ambulances fulfils goals
    Mikkel Strømgaard Andersen
    Præhospitalet, Region Midtjylland, Olof Palmes Allè 34, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
    Dan Med Bull 58:A4336. 2011
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  56. pmc Changes in the emergency workload of the London Ambulance Service between 1989 and 1999
    P J Peacock
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Emerg Med J 22:56-9. 2005
    ..To examine changes in the emergency workload of the London Ambulance Service (LAS) between 1989 and 1999...
  57. ncbi A model for the association of the call volume and the unavailable-for-response interval on the delayed ambulance response for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest using a geographic information system
    Ki ok Ahn
    The Center for Education and Training of EMS and Rescue KOA, Seoul Fire Academy, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Prehosp Emerg Care 14:469-76. 2010
    ..An optimal ambulance response interval is desirable for emergency medical services (EMS) operations. Arriving on scene within a treatment time window is often delayed for many reasons, including overwhelming call volume...
  58. ncbi Culture and care in the Swedish ambulance services
    Caroline Ahl
    School of Health Science, University College of Boras, Sweden
    Emerg Nurse 13:30-6. 2005
  59. ncbi Ambulance nursing assessment. Part two
    Bjorn Ove Suserud
    South Alvsborg Hospital, Sweden
    Emerg Nurse 11:14-8. 2003
  60. ncbi Emergency medical services response time and mortality in an urban setting
    Ian E Blanchard
    Emergency Medical Services, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Prehosp Emerg Care 16:142-51. 2012
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  61. ncbi Initial emergency medical dispatching and prehospital needs assessment: a prospective study of the Swedish ambulance service
    Lena Hjälte
    Nordic School of Public Health, Goteborg, Sweden
    Eur J Emerg Med 14:134-41. 2007
    ..To evaluate the setting of priorities and patients' need for the ambulance service...
  62. ncbi Optimal ambulance location with random delays and travel times
    Armann Ingolfsson
    University of Alberta School of Business, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Health Care Manag Sci 11:262-74. 2008
    We describe an ambulance location optimization model that minimizes the number of ambulances needed to provide a specified service level...
  63. ncbi Medically unnecessary pediatric ambulance transports: a medical taxi service?
    K Camasso-Richardson
    Case Western Reserve University, Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 4:1137-41. 1997
    ..To characterize ambulance utilization in a pediatric population and pediatric emergency physicians' judgement of the medical need for ambulance transport...
  64. ncbi Video-recording and time-motion analyses of manual versus mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation during ambulance transport
    Hui Chih Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Resuscitation 74:453-60. 2007
    ..Previous studies have identified sub-optimal CPR quality in the prehospital settings, but the causes leading to such deficiencies were not fully elucidated...
  65. pmc Risk stratification-based surveillance of bacterial contamination in metropolitan ambulances
    Hyun Noh
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 26:124-30. 2011
    ..This study was performed in a metropolitan area with fire-based single-tiered Basic Life Support ambulances. Total 13 out of 117 ambulances (11...
  66. ncbi Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in ambulances in southern Maine
    Robert Brown
    University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, Maine 04005, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 14:176-81. 2010
    To determine whether methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) could be found in ambulances in a predominantly rural state.
  67. ncbi Ambulance stretcher adverse events
    H E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia 15213, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 18:213-6. 2009
    ..Ambulance personnel use wheeled stretchers for moving patients in the out-of-hospital setting. The nature of adverse events and associated injuries occurring during ambulance stretcher operation was characterised...
  68. ncbi Stroke symptoms and the decision to call for an ambulance
    Ian Mosley
    National Stroke Research Institute Level 1 Neurosciences Building, Austin Health, 300 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg Heights Victoria 3181, Australia
    Stroke 38:361-6. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine among ambulance-transported stroke patients factors associated with stroke recognition and factors associated with a call for ambulance assistance within 1 hour from symptom onset...
  69. ncbi Temperature related mortality and ambulance service interventions during the heat waves of 2003 in Ticino (Switzerland)
    Bernard Cerutti
    Department of Public Health and Social Welfare, Bellinzona
    Soz Praventivmed 51:185-93. 2006
    ..This study investigates a potential increase in mortality and in the demand for ambulance emergency services among the elderly in particular, in Ticino in the summer of 2003...
  70. ncbi Management and the creation of occupational stressors in an Australian and a UK ambulance service
    K L Mahony
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney
    Aust Health Rev 24:135-45. 2001
    ..These stressors thought to be intrinsic to the work of ambulance officers were found to have an organisational dimension...
  71. pmc A preliminary investigation into bacterial contamination of Welsh emergency ambulances
    Y Nigam
    School of Health Science, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, UK
    Emerg Med J 20:479-82. 2003
    ..The objective of this regional study across Wales was to perform a preliminary examination of Welsh emergency vehicles to determine levels of bacterial contamination...
  72. ncbi Derivation of emergency medical services dispatch codes associated with low-acuity patients
    Manish N Shah
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 7:434-9. 2003
    ..To identify emergency medical services (EMS) dispatch codes associated with basic life support (BLS) level of prehospital care, a proxy for low illness acuity...
  73. ncbi Can methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus be found in an ambulance fleet?
    Chad E Roline
    Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 11:241-4. 2007
    ..To perform an initial screening study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) contamination in an ambulance fleet...
  74. ncbi Supporting research and development in ambulance services: research for better health care in prehospital settings
    A Niroshan Siriwardena
    Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS, UK
    Emerg Med J 27:324-6. 2010
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  75. ncbi Daily stress and concept of self in Swedish ambulance personnel
    Anders Jonsson
    Hogskolan I Boras School of Health Sciences, Goteborg University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Primary Health Care, Boras, Sweden
    Prehosp Disaster Med 19:226-34. 2004
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  76. pmc Does the use of the Advanced Medical Priority Dispatch System affect cardiac arrest detection?
    A Heward
    London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, London, UK
    Emerg Med J 21:115-8. 2004
    ..What impact has AMPDS had on identifying patients in cardiac arrest? Does compliance with AMPDS protocol influence the identification of patients in cardiac arrest?..
  77. pmc Quality of interhospital transport of critically ill patients: a prospective audit
    Jack J M Ligtenberg
    Intensive and Respiratory Care Unit ICB, Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Crit Care 9:R446-51. 2005
    ..The transport itself must be as safe as possible and should not pose additional risks. We performed a prospective audit of the quality of interhospital transports to our university hospital-based medical ICU...
  78. pmc Health status in the ambulance services: a systematic review
    Tom Sterud
    Department of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, PO Box 1111 Blindern, NO 0317 Oslo, Norway
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:82. 2006
    ..This article systematically explores the literature on health problems and work-related and individual health predictors in the ambulance services...
  79. pmc Effect of reducing ambulance response times on deaths from out of hospital cardiac arrest: cohort study
    J P Pell
    Department of Medical Cardiology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G31 2ER
    BMJ 322:1385-8. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Reducing ambulance response times to 5 minutes could almost double the survival rate for cardiac arrests not witnessed by ambulance crews...
  80. ncbi Emergency medical service systems in Japan: past, present, and future
    Koichi Tanigawa
    Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, 1 2 3 Kasumi, Minami Ku, Hiroshima 734 8551, Japan
    Resuscitation 69:365-70. 2006
    ..There is a one-tiered EMS system. Ambulances are staffed by three crew members trained in rescue, stabilisation, transport, and advanced care of traumatic ..
  81. ncbi Appropriateness of ambulance transportation to a suburban pediatric emergency department
    S Kost
    A I duPont Hospital for Children and Thomas Jefferson University, Wilmington, Delaware 19899, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 3:187-90. 1999
    ..To assess the appropriateness of ambulance use in patients presenting to a pediatric emergency department (ED), with regard to both medical necessity and insurance status...
  82. pmc Emergency care of older people who fall: a missed opportunity
    Helen A Snooks
    Centre for Health Information Research and Evaluation CHIRAL, School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:390-2. 2006
    ..Results will inform the development of care for this population...
  83. ncbi Characteristics and outcome of patients with acute chest pain in relation to the use of ambulances in an urban and a rural area
    Johan Herlitz
    Department of Metabolism and Cardiovascular Research, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, SE 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Am J Emerg Med 24:775-81. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the rate of ambulance use and the long-term prognosis in acute chest pain in an urban and a rural area and whether there is a difference between an urban and a rural area...
  84. pmc Emergency ambulance dispatch: is there a case for triage?
    S Thakore
    Accident and Emergency Department, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY, Scotland, UK
    J R Soc Med 95:126-9. 2002
    ..The introduction of a priority-based dispatch system could reduce response times to those who are seriously ill, and also improve road safety...
  85. ncbi Motorcycle ambulances for referral of obstetric emergencies in rural Malawi: do they reduce delay and what do they cost?
    Jan J Hofman
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 102:191-7. 2008
    To assess whether motorcycle ambulances placed at rural health centers are a more effective method of reducing referral delay for obstetric emergencies than a car ambulance at the district hospital, and to compare investment and operating ..
  86. ncbi Reduction in ambulance transports during a public awareness campaign for appropriate ambulance use
    Kenji Ohshige
    Department of Public Health, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan
    Acad Emerg Med 15:289-93. 2008
    ..This study also investigated whether the number of ambulance transports for individuals with nonserious conditions decreased separately from the decrease in ambulance transports for individuals with serious conditions...
  87. ncbi Impact of time to treatment on mortality after prehospital fibrinolysis or primary angioplasty: data from the CAPTIM randomized clinical trial
    Philippe Gabriel Steg
    Service de cardiologie, Hopital Bichat, 46 rue Henri Huchard, 75877 Paris Cedex 18, France
    Circulation 108:2851-6. 2003
    ....
  88. ncbi Relative risk of injury and death in ambulances and other emergency vehicles
    L R Becker
    Public Services Research Institute, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 11, 710 Beltsville Drive, Suite 300, Calverton, MD 20705 3102, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 35:941-8. 2003
    This study addresses of the impacts of emergency vehicle (ambulances, police cars and fire trucks) occupant seating position, restraint use and vehicle response status on injuries and fatalities...
  89. pmc Using simulation to estimate the cost effectiveness of improving ambulance and thrombolysis response times after myocardial infarction
    D Chase
    Health Care Research Unit, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK
    Emerg Med J 23:67-72. 2006
    ..To quantify the health gains and costs associated with improving ambulance and thrombolysis response times for acute myocardial infarction...
  90. ncbi A geographic information system simulation model of EMS: reducing ambulance response time
    Kobi Peleg
    Trauma and Emergency Medicine Research Unit, The Gertner Institute for Health Policy Research, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Am J Emerg Med 22:164-70. 2004
    ..Our objective was to model the response by Israeli ambulances and to offer model-derived strategies for improved deployment of ambulances to reduce response time...
  91. pmc Mobile phones, in combination with a computer locator system, improve the response times of emergency medical services in central London
    J A Gossage
    Department of Surgery, St Thomas s Hospital, London, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 90:113-6. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether mobile phones and mobile phone locating devices are associated with improved ambulance response times in central London...
  92. ncbi Comparison of crashes involving ambulances with those of similar-sized vehicles
    Adam F Ray
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:412-5. 2005
    To describe the characteristics and associated occupant injuries of motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) involving ambulances as compared with MVCs involving similar-sized vehicles.
  93. ncbi A contingent valuation study of the appropriate user price for ambulance service
    Kenji Ohshige
    Department of Public Health, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan
    Acad Emerg Med 12:932-40. 2005
    ..In Japan, anyone can use an ambulance free of charge, but this policy may encourage unnecessary ambulance use...
  94. pmc Influence of socioeconomic factors on medically unnecessary ambulance calls
    Chihiro Kawakami
    Department of Public Health, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Fukuura, Kanazawa Ku, Yokohama, Japan
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:120. 2007
    ..We investigated the possible relations between socioeconomic factors and medically unnecessary ambulance calls, and we estimated the incremental demand for unnecessary ambulance use produced by socioeconomic factors...
  95. pmc Determining geographic areas and populations with timely access to cardiac catheterization facilities for acute myocardial infarction care in Alberta, Canada
    Alka B Patel
    Department of Geography, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4, Canada
    Int J Health Geogr 6:47. 2007
    ..The three modes of transport considered in this study are ground ambulance, rotary wing air ambulance and fixed wing air ambulance...
  96. ncbi Reviewing ambulance design for clinical efficiency and paramedic safety
    Jeremy Ferreira
    Hospital Ergonomics and Patient Safety Unit, Dept of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leics LE11 3TU, UK
    Appl Ergon 36:97-105. 2005
    ..It was concluded that future ambulance design should be based on an ergonomics analysis (including link analysis and postural analysis) of clinical activities...
  97. ncbi When is the helicopter faster? A comparison of helicopter and ground ambulance transport times
    Marco A Diaz
    Department of Emergency Medicine, St Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, California, USA
    J Trauma 58:148-53. 2005
    ..A retrospective analysis of 7,854 ground ambulance and 1,075 helicopter transports was conducted...
  98. ncbi [Prehospital diagnosis and treatment of acute myocardial infarction in Vestfold]
    Erlend Aune
    Hjerteseksjonen, Klinikk Medisin, Sykehuset i Vestfold, 3103 Tønsberg
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 124:3058-60. 2004
    ..Pre-hospital thrombolysis is a relatively new treatment modality in Norway. The present study is a county-based evaluation of the first phase of this procedure after its introduction in 2002...
  99. pmc The use of out of hours health services: a cross sectional survey
    C Brogan
    Anglia and Oxford Regional Office NHS Executive, Milton Keynes
    BMJ 316:524-7. 1998
    ..CONCLUSIONS: New models such as multidisciplinary primary care centres with telephone advice lines and triaging are required to ensure high quality, cost effective care that is responsive to the needs of both consumers and professionals...
  100. pmc Emergency (999) calls to the ambulance service that do not result in the patient being transported to hospital: an epidemiological study
    P J Marks
    Division of Public Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
    Emerg Med J 19:449-52. 2002
    ....
  101. ncbi [Medical emergencies in a rural community]
    Sverre Rørtveit
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 129:738-42. 2009
    ..This article presents results of a recording of medical emergencies (during a 2-year period) in the Norwegian island community Austevoll (4400 citizens) south of Bergen (without a mainland connection)...

Research Grants42

  1. APPLIED REGIONALIZATION OF EMERGENCY CARE
    Charles Branas; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..A related mathematical tool, The Trauma Resource Allocation Model for Ambulances and Hospitals (TRAMAH), has been recently completed by three of the proposed project's Investigators under a ..
  2. Development of an instrument to track oxygen from blood to mitochondria in vivo
    Kenneth A Schenkman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our long-term goal is to develop the cell oximeter for clinical use in ambulances, emergency departments, intensive care units, and operating rooms.
  3. Easy-to-Use, Low-Cost, Handheld Retinal Camera for Screening for Diabetic Retinop
    RANDAL CHINNOCK; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Settings include hospitals, nursing homes, life care facilities, prisons, schools, ambulances, military environments, clinics, and homes...
  4. WEARABLE SENSOR FOR CONTINUOUS NONINVASIVE MONITORING OF PULSE PRESSURE
    Sridhar Madala; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..care (white coat hypertension, chronic cardiac disease monitoring), in hospital care (ICU, ER), in portable use (ambulances, disaster medicine, battle field triage), and for remote health monitoring of personnel (battle field, hazardous ..
  5. County Trauma Systems and Outcomes Disparities
    David E Clark; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..EMT capability;state trauma system characteristics;traffic safety legislation in effect;mean distance from air ambulances or trauma centers;mean EMS response and transport times for fatal traffic crashes...
  6. STAT Palm-Sized Blood Counter
    EUGENE YAN HO CHAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The resulting product would be applicable for emergencies in a wide-range of settings including ambulances, inpatient rooms, operating rooms, medical offices, and resource-starved settings...
  7. STAT Palm-Sized Blood Counter
    EUGENE YAN HO CHAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The resulting product can be utilized in a wide- range of settings including ambulances, inpatient rooms, operating rooms, medical offices, and resource- starved settings.
  8. Optimization modeling and comparative effectiveness of regionalized stroke care
    Charles C Branas; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..create an operations research model that simulates the optimal distribution of stroke center hospitals and air ambulances in order to maximize rapid access to specialized stroke care in all 50 States and the District of Columbia, &..
  9. Smart Anatomic Recognition System to Guide Emergency Intubation and Resuscitation
    Laura L McCormick; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The long-term goal is to create a device that is compact, light-weight and portable to suit the needs of ambulances and hospital crash carts...
  10. Comparative Effectiveness of Basic and Advanced Life Support in Ambulances
    Prachi Sanghavi; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..applicant): Today, about 65% of emergency rides among Medicare beneficiaries are on Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances, and most of the remaining are on Basic Life Support (BLS) trucks...
  11. Estimating the Returns to Medical Care Spending
    Joseph J Doyle; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The first is to exploit the fact that in areas served by multiple ambulances, hospital assignment for emergencies is to some extent randomly determined by the referral patterns of ambulance ..
  12. HYPOTHERMIA PROTECTS AGAINST ORGANOPHOSPHATE TOXICITY
    ROBERT JOHN DELORENZO; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Hypothermia is widely used in hospitals and ambulances to treat cardiac arrest and anoxic brain injury...
  13. Development of next-generation Thrombelastographs
    GABRIEL RAVIV; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..for use across the continuum of care from inside the hospital to ambulatory care clinics, physician offices, ambulances, battlefields, and ultimately patient homes...
  14. Rapid Quantitative Point-of-Care Cardiac Marker Test
    Michael Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The system will have use in emergency departments, doctors' offices and ambulances for the rapid identification of patients with ACS, and will reduce unnecessary hospital admissions, reduce ..
  15. APD to Measure the Resistance of the Respiratory System
    JAFAR VOSSOUGHI; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The market for the APD is huge, including all hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, ambulances, and home care facilities in the world. It can also be used in veterinary settings...
  16. Evaluation of a new technique for Manual Ventilation
    Richard Henderson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..departments, but also in post-anesthesia surgical units, intensive care suites, obstetric units, and in most ambulances throughout the country...
  17. PORTABLE DEVICE FOR INSTANT DIAGNOSIS OF PNEUMOTHORAX
    Hansen Mansy; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..and cost advantages of the technology, significant commercial potential is anticipated with purchase by emergency departments, intensive care units, ambulances and military medical units. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: Not Available
  18. RURAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
    MICHAEL MORRISEY; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..The results will provide insight on the advisability of programs to promote the use of ALS personnel on rural ambulances and transport protocols for rural trauma victims.
  19. ARTIFACT-FREE FULLY OPTICAL ECG SENSOR FOR CARDIAC MRI
    SRIRAM SRIRAM; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..involve skin preparation or the attachment of electrodes, it may be effectively used by emergency personnel in ambulances and medical flights, at accident sites, or at scenes of mass trauma...
  20. SOUND CANCELLATION STETHOSCOPE
    ALAN FULLER; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..Our product will be useful in helicopters, fixed wing transports, ambulances, and loud emergency departments...
  21. PARAMEDIC FIELD INITIATION OF MAGNESIUM NEUROPROTECTIVE
    Jeffrey Saver; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  22. Macaque Model of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Effects of Force and Posture Exposures
    Carolyn M Sommerich; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Now we need to differentiate amongst exposures, in terms of extent of nerve impairment, so that, in the long term, the risk for development or recurrence of work- related CTS can be reduced. ..
  23. Designing musculoskeletal disorder interventions for imaging technologists
    Carolyn M Sommerich; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  24. DETERMINANTS OF PROCEDURE USE IN MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
    James Jollis; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..We will also examine "which rate is right?" by comparing adjusted outcomes (mortality, resource use, and costs), and by comparing procedure use to approaches based on medical evidence. ..
  25. RECOVERY FROM STROKE: A CLINICAL & FUNCTIONAL MRI STUDY
    Steven Cramer; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..3) MGH-NMR Center (Charlestown, MA), located two miles from (1) and (2), is a pioneering fMRI center. ..
  26. NASD Academic ED Collaborative - UC San Diego
    Theodore Chan; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..UCSD ED investigators will be responsible for following up on difficult to reach) patients. Local data and survey results will be submitted to the R-25 and R-21 sites for analysis. ..
  27. Alcohol and Injury: New Knowledge from ER Studies
    Cheryl Cherpitel; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  28. Safety of Autologous Marrow Stromal Cells After Stroke
    Steven Cramer; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This study is a Phase I safety trial, and thus represents the first step in evaluating autologous MSC transfusion in this regard. ..
  29. MR ASSESSMENT OF MAGNESIUM IN ACUTE STROKE
    Chelsea Kidwell; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  30. Case Control Study of Alcohol Outlets & Firearm Violence
    Charles Branas; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In this way, health policies to change the numbers and locations of alcohol outlets can become more certain, more effective, and more politically admissible. ..
  31. Safety of repetitive TMS in chronic subcortical stroke
    Steven Cramer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The long-term goal of these studies is to develop a safe and efficacious method for facilitating motor cortex function in order to improve motor status of patients with stroke-related weakness. ..
  32. Trial of Asthma Patient Education in the Emergency Room
    Carol Mancuso; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Other long-term objectives are to use the program as a basis for similar programs for children, adolescents and their caregivers in the ED, primary care, and school settings. ..
  33. Economic Evaluation of Addiction Services
    JENNIFER RUGER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  34. ALCOHOL AND INJURY IN EMERGENCY ROOMS IN POLAND
    Cheryl Cherpitel; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  35. Brief Intervention in the ER in Poland
    Cheryl Cherpitel; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  36. Oregon's Parity Law: Comprehensive Parity in Today's Healthcare Environment
    KENNETH MCCONNELL; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Our proposed research will provide insight about the tradeoffs between expanding coverage for mental health and substance abuse disorders and the total cost of care. ..
  37. THERAPY DEVELOPMENT FOR MENTALLY ILL DRUG ABUSERS
    Kate Carey; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This award would allow the applicant protected time (teaching relief and summer support) to continue to develop her research on the treatment of substance abuse among the severely mentally ill. ..
  38. Effect of Out-of-Hospital Endotracheal Intubation Errors
    Henry Wang; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..These analyses are innovative in the fields of EMS, patient safety and health services research and will help to justify system-wide efforts to reduce errors in this complex procedure. ..
  39. Developing Metrics for Measuring Hospital Response Capability for Mass Casualty I
    Melissa McCarthy; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This conference grant is viewed as a first step in the development of a method to measure hospital response capability for MCIs in a reliable and valid way. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..