Letters

Effects of helicopter service on survival after trauma

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7013.1164b (Published 28 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1164
  1. Peter Greengross
  1. Registrar in public health medicine Brent and Harrow Health Authority, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3EX

    Service is part of a continuum of care

    EDITOR,--In their study of the London helicopter emergency medical service J P Nicholls and colleagues failed to take account of a fundamental aspect concerning the potential added value of such a service.1 In patients with trauma medical interventions before admission to hospital are generally most effective in reducing mortality and improving long term outcome if a continuum of medical care from resuscitation to definitive surgery and rehabilitation is in place.2 The London helicopter emergency …

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