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More public education and more intubationists will prevent prehospital deaths

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 02 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:572

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Matthew W Cooke, senior lecturer in emergency care (
  1. Emergency Medicine Research Group, Centre for Primary Health Care Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

    EDITOR—In his letter in response to my editorial1 Deakin2 quotes Hussain and Redmond's study, which showed that at least 39% and up to 85% of preventable prehospital deaths may be due to airway obstruction.3 He did not, however, note the finding in that study that all the prehospital deaths occurred before medical or paramedical help …

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