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The role of ambulance response times in the survival of patients with out of hospital cardiac arrest: 1 min=149 lives=£54 million
There are many difficult and emotionally charged questions in the provision of healthcare. We want our services to be equitable, safe and effective, and while recent media stories have perhaps focused on questions relating to cancer drug funding, we must not forget that emergency services are equally accountable in financial as well as clinical terms. Colin O'Keefe has produced a fascinating paper that looks at how response times affect survival in cardiac arrest, but even more interestingly models how, and how much we would have to invest to make matters better (see page 704). It's a interesting read, and a very emotive conclusion. This paper, like many other from ScHARR, will no doubt influence the future of emergency services in the UK.
When should we review an anterior cruciate ligament injury?
Well, we could answer that in two ways, we can review the advice ourselves right now, simply by reading the excellent article by Khaled Sarraf and colleagues in this edition (see page …