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EMS-initiated refusal and alternative methods of transport.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors
Publication Date
Volume
2
Issue
1
Pages
18–22
Identifiers
PMID: 9737402
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors report the first national survey of EMS-initiated refusal practices. Few urban EMS systems have implemented this policy to decrease utilization by persons with low-acuity illness or injury. This may be related to the fact that few EMS systems currently have alternatives to emergency ambulance transport.

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