Eur J Anaesthesiol 2021 Jun;38(6):644-651
From the Research and Development Unit, FinnHEMS, Vantaa (AS, PL-N, JON), University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio (AS), Centre for Prehospital Emergency Care, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu (LR), Research group of anaesthesiology, MRC Oulu, (LR), Kuopio University Hospital, Center for Prehospital Emergency Care, Kuopio (HJ) and Emergency Medicine and Services, Helsinki University Hospital and Emergency Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (JON).
Background: It is largely unknown how often physicians in emergency helicopter medical services (HEMS) encounter various critical care events and if HEMS exposure is associated with particular practice patterns or outcomes.
Objectives: This study aimed: to describe the frequency and distribution of critical care events; to investigate whether HEMS exposure is associated with differences in practice patterns and determine if HEMS exposure factors are associated with mortality.
Design: A retrospective registry-based study. Read More