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Making up one’s mind: Patients Experiences of Calling an Ambulance
Högskolan i Borås, Institutionen för Vårdvetenskap.
Högskolan i Borås, Institutionen för Vårdvetenskap.
2006 (Engelska)Ingår i: International Emergency Nursing, ISSN 1755-599X, E-ISSN 1878-013X, Vol. 14, nr 1, s. 11-19Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
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The issue of the inappropriate use of ambulance transport and care has mainly been studied from the professionals’ and caregivers’ perspective, with few studies focusing on the patient and his/her experiences. To further understand whether patients use ambulance care in an inappropriate manner and, if so, why, it is important to obtain an overall picture of the patients’ existential situation at the time they call an ambulance. The aim of this study was to analyse and describe patients’ experiences related to the decision to call an ambulance and the wait for it to arrive. The design was explorative, and twenty informants aged between 34 and 82 years were interviewed. Qualitative content analyses were performed. The findings showed that calling for an ambulance is a major decision that is preceded by hesitation and attempts to handle the situation by oneself. Our conclusion is that the definition of inappropriate use of valuable health care resources should not be based solely on the professionals’ point of view but also take account of the patients’ reactions when they experience a threat to their life and health.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Elsevier Ltd , 2006. Vol. 14, nr 1, s. 11-19
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Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2886DOI: 10.1016/j.aaen.2005.10.002Lokalt ID: 2320/7055OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-2886DiVA, id: diva2:870980
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