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Trends in demand for emergency ambulance services in Wiltshire over nine years: observational study

Trends in demand for emergency ambulance services in Wiltshire over nine years: observational study
Trends in demand for emergency ambulance services in Wiltshire over nine years: observational study
Demand for emergency medical services in the United Kingdom is rising.1 Research into the type of patients transported by emergency ambulances and the severity of their illness has tended to focus on identifying people who use the service inappropriately rather than factors influencing demand, and our understanding of the increase in demand is poor.
rural health services, England, health services needs and demand, trends, emergency medical services, ambulances, transportation of patients, health, retrospective studies, emergencies, humans, research, utilization
0959-8138
646-647
Wrigley, H.
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George, S.
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Wrigley, H., George, S., Smith, H., Snooks, H., Glasper, A. and Thomas, E. (2002) Trends in demand for emergency ambulance services in Wiltshire over nine years: observational study. BMJ, 324 (7338), 646-647. (doi:10.1136/bmj.324.7338.646).

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Abstract

Demand for emergency medical services in the United Kingdom is rising.1 Research into the type of patients transported by emergency ambulances and the severity of their illness has tended to focus on identifying people who use the service inappropriately rather than factors influencing demand, and our understanding of the increase in demand is poor.

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Published date: 2002
Keywords: rural health services, England, health services needs and demand, trends, emergency medical services, ambulances, transportation of patients, health, retrospective studies, emergencies, humans, research, utilization

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Local EPrints ID: 62215
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/62215
ISSN: 0959-8138
PURE UUID: f75fa258-22c8-45b0-b4dd-3350c251edd9

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Date deposited: 03 Sep 2008
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 01:13

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Author: H. Wrigley
Author: S. George
Author: H. Smith
Author: H. Snooks
Author: A. Glasper
Author: E. Thomas

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