Pediatric ambulance utilization in a large American city: A systems analysis approach Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Ambulances
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Severity of Illness Index

abstract

  • The PANE tool compared favorably to admission rates as a measure of the severity of illness of patients arriving by ambulance. Applying the PANE tool, we conclude that the majority of requests for ambulances are appropriate, and that the majority of the time dispatchers were able to dispatch the appropriate level of care. However, there is room for significant improvement in utilization of ambulances, and tools like the PANE will be useful in achieving this goal.

publication date

  • August 1998

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 9733245

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 254

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 14

number

  • 4