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Carrie QuinnFollow

Start Date

18-8-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

18-8-2017 11:30 AM

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More than 90 people die every day in motor vehicle accidents. Rural residents are found to be five times more likely than their urban counterparts to die in a motor vehicle accident and three times more likely to be hospitalized. Many factors contribute to the severity and outcome of an accident; however, emergency medical services response time is one easily modifiable factor that is heavily related to the location of the accident and the patient’s outcome. This purpose of this research was to investigate motor vehicle accidents and emergency response time in a rural setting. The results reveal that longer emergency response times lead to worse patient outcomes and a significant difference exists between the emergency response times in urban and rural locations. The present approach of emergency response time is based off urban settings and has contributed to a rising prevalence of rural motor vehicle fatalities. Interventions must be put into place along with awareness to combat this rising prevalence.

Key words: motor vehicle, urban, rural, emergency medical services

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Aug 18th, 10:00 AM Aug 18th, 11:30 AM

Emergency Response Time and Fatalities in Rural Areas

Abstract

More than 90 people die every day in motor vehicle accidents. Rural residents are found to be five times more likely than their urban counterparts to die in a motor vehicle accident and three times more likely to be hospitalized. Many factors contribute to the severity and outcome of an accident; however, emergency medical services response time is one easily modifiable factor that is heavily related to the location of the accident and the patient’s outcome. This purpose of this research was to investigate motor vehicle accidents and emergency response time in a rural setting. The results reveal that longer emergency response times lead to worse patient outcomes and a significant difference exists between the emergency response times in urban and rural locations. The present approach of emergency response time is based off urban settings and has contributed to a rising prevalence of rural motor vehicle fatalities. Interventions must be put into place along with awareness to combat this rising prevalence.

Key words: motor vehicle, urban, rural, emergency medical services

 

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