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Accuracy of emergency medical dispatchers’ subjective ability to identify when higher dispatch levels are warranted over a Medical Priority Dispatch System automated protocol’s recommended coding based on paramedic outcome data
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    EMDs Underestimated?

    I would like to congratulate Clawson et al for their interesting and informative piece of research (1). The study concluded that Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs) were not able to perceive when a particular patient requires a higher level of response than the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS) process indicates. I have recently completed an attachment to the London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) wh...

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