Patient safety in ambulance services: a scoping review

Source:  Health Services and Delivery Research 3/21

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Date of publication:  May 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  The aim of this review was to identify and map available evidence relating to patient safety when using ambulance services. The authors concluded that patient safety needs to become a more prominent consideration for ambulance services. Development of new models of working must include adequate training and monitoring of clinical risks. Areas requiring further work include the safety surrounding discharging patients, patient accidents, equipment and treatment, delays in transfer/admission to hospital, and treatment and diagnosis, with a clear need for increased reliability and training for improving handover to hospital.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

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