Ann Emerg Med 2022 May 5. Epub 2022 May 5.
Center for Prehospital and Emergency Research, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University and Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark; Prehospital Emergency Services, North Denmark Region, Aalborg, Denmark; Department of Emergency and Trauma Care, Center for Internal Medicine and Emergency Care, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark.
Study Objective: To examine the diagnostic pattern, level of severity of illness or injuries, and mortality among children for whom a physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) was dispatched.
Methods: Population-based cohort study including patients aged less than 16 years treated by the Danish national HEMS from October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2018. Diagnoses were retrieved from inhospital medical records, and the severity of illness or injuries was assessed by a severity score on scene, administration of advanced out-of-hospital care, need for intensive care in a hospital, and mortality. Read More