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Follow-up of a 1-year media campaign on delay times and ambulance use in suspected acute myocardial infarction
[external]. (Prehospital akutsjukvård)
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1992 (engelsk)Inngår i: European Heart Journal, ISSN 0195-668X, E-ISSN 1522-9645, Vol. 13, nr 2, s. 171-177Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
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In order to reduce the delay times from onset of symptoms to arrival in hospital, and increase the use of ambulance in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI), a media campaign was initiated in an urban area. An initial 3-week intense campaign was followed by a maintenance phase of 1 year. Delay times and ambulance use during the campaign were compared with the previous 21 months. Among patients admitted to a coronary care unit (CCU) due to suspected AMI, the median delay time was reduced from 3 h to 2 h 40 min and the mean delay time was reduced from 11 h 33 min to 7 h 42 min (P <0.001). Among patients with confirmed AMI the median delay time was reduced from 3 h to 2 h 20 min and the mean delay time from 10 h to 6 h 27 min (P <0.001). We conclude that a 1-year media campaign can reduce delay times in suspected AMI, and that this effect appears to continue at 1 year, but ambulance use seems to be more djfficult to influence.

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Oxford University Press , 1992. Vol. 13, nr 2, s. 171-177
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7703Lokal ID: 2320/8575OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-7703DiVA, id: diva2:888584
Tilgjengelig fra: 2015-12-22 Laget: 2015-12-22 Sist oppdatert: 2017-12-01bibliografisk kontrollert

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