Prioritised ambulance call out may be necessary

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7023.124c (Published 13 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:124
  1. D J Hall
  1. Registrar Accident and Emergency Department, General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3EX

    EDITOR,—Alison Tonks's report on a new system for answering emergency calls to the ambulance service1 coincided with a survey into the use of emergency ambulances to reach the accident and emergency department at the General Infirmary at Leeds. The survey aimed to seek evidence of inappropriate use of the service. Details of all patients arriving at the department by emergency ambulance were collected over 14 days, notes were then retrieved, and departure details were …

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