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The epidemiology and outcome of prehospital respiratory distress.

Authors
  • Prekker, Matthew E
  • Feemster, Laura C
  • Hough, Catherine L
  • Carlbom, David
  • Crothers, Kristina
  • Au, David H
  • Rea, Thomas D
  • Seymour, Christopher W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Publication Date
May 01, 2014
Volume
21
Issue
5
Pages
543–550
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/acem.12380
PMID: 24842506
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In a population-based cohort, EMS personnel commonly encounter prehospital respiratory distress among medical patients, many of whom require hospital admission to the intensive care unit. These data may help to inform targeted therapy or more efficient triage and transport decisions.

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