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vafaeinasab M, fatehpanah A, Jahangiri K, Namdari M. An Evaluating on Performance of Pre-hospital Emergency Stations in Yazd, Based on Essential Time for Attending at Patient's Bedside (Year-2013). TB. 2017; 15 (5) :122-131
URL: http://tbj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1103-en.html
Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd , fatehpanah@gmail.com
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Introduction: Emergency medical services are a crucial component in the treatment of critically ill patients. A common principle in pre-hospital emergency services is defined as a target “8 minutes or less response time of advanced life support for people in life-threatening events”. Therefore this research is aimed to evaluate on performance of pre-hospital emergency stations in Yazd, based on essential time for attending at patientchr('39')s bedside.

Methods: The present study is analytic descriptive conducted cross-sectional. Method of collecting data based on census and its analyzing method had been qualitative. According to Likert, performance is considered excellent with action less than 8 minutes, good with action by 8 minutes, and weak higher than 8 minutes.

Results: according to the results, the best average performance time (In 1392 among stations of Yazd) belong to 4th District station with 8.58 minutes and the weakest time to 6th District station with 12.01 minutes. The average of performance of Yazd emergency medical services at urban missions had been 9.84 minutes. Findings show that the highest average time activity recorded on winter that was 10.2 minutes and lowest average time activity was recorded on summer which was 9.47 minutes. Also results show even though the number of missions in the summer were higher than the winter, but the mortality rate were less in contrast.

Conclusion: By comparing the obtained information from the research results, the impact of mission duration on mortality rate reduction has turned out. Also according to the sensitivity of pre-hospital emergency, the necessity of attention to urban missions’ timeframe in Yazd emergency service is another conclusion that this is achieved by authorities supervisory and provision of
requirements and adequate facilities.

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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: General
Received: 2014/09/15 | Accepted: 2017/01/17 | Published: 2017/01/17

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