Current Usage of Helicopter Ambulances Services in the State of Arizona

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Title:
Current Usage of Helicopter Ambulances Services in the State of Arizona
Author:
Williams, Andrew R.
Affiliation:
The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
Issue Date:
1-May-2012
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Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Medicine - Phoenix, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the College of Medicine - Phoenix Scholarly Projects 2012 collection. For more information, contact the Phoenix Biomedical Campus Library at pbc-library@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
The overall goals of this research project were threefold: to characterize how the Helicopter Ambulance system in Arizona is used for trauma, comparison of Ground and Helicopter Ambulance usage, and recommendations to facilitate effective use of the Helicopter Ambulance system. Data for this project were obtained from the Arizona Department of Health Services Trauma Registry. Analysis included descriptive statistics, crosstabulation, calculation of two-year usage rates, and Z-score (for proportions) comparison between Ground and Helicopter Ambulance for statistical significance (using SPSS18/20). The American Indian/Alaska Native population was the most frequently transported (two-year rate 1572.3/100,000 population; all transport methods). Gila County and Yuma County had the highest rates of Ground Ambulance transport (Gila 1016.8/100,000, Yuma 1161.7/100,000) whereas Maricopa County was much lower (431/100,000). For Helicopter Ambulance use, the most common counties of transport were Navajo and Gila (414.1/100,000 and 606.4/100,000) whereas Maricopa county was much lower (24.2/100,000). 5 The significance of this project comes in the area of recommendations for system improvement. Recommendations include ground-based triage areas to determine whether a patient should be transported to a Level I trauma center (or whether a lower level of care is acceptable), as well as how the patient should be transported (Helicopter v. Ground Ambulance).
MeSH Subjects:
Air Ambulances; Arizona
Description:
A Thesis submitted to The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.
Mentor:
Campos-Outcalt, Douglas, MD, MPA

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleCurrent Usage of Helicopter Ambulances Services in the State of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Andrew R.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentThe University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenixen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-01-
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Medicine - Phoenix, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the College of Medicine - Phoenix Scholarly Projects 2012 collection. For more information, contact the Phoenix Biomedical Campus Library at pbc-library@email.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe overall goals of this research project were threefold: to characterize how the Helicopter Ambulance system in Arizona is used for trauma, comparison of Ground and Helicopter Ambulance usage, and recommendations to facilitate effective use of the Helicopter Ambulance system. Data for this project were obtained from the Arizona Department of Health Services Trauma Registry. Analysis included descriptive statistics, crosstabulation, calculation of two-year usage rates, and Z-score (for proportions) comparison between Ground and Helicopter Ambulance for statistical significance (using SPSS18/20). The American Indian/Alaska Native population was the most frequently transported (two-year rate 1572.3/100,000 population; all transport methods). Gila County and Yuma County had the highest rates of Ground Ambulance transport (Gila 1016.8/100,000, Yuma 1161.7/100,000) whereas Maricopa County was much lower (431/100,000). For Helicopter Ambulance use, the most common counties of transport were Navajo and Gila (414.1/100,000 and 606.4/100,000) whereas Maricopa county was much lower (24.2/100,000). 5 The significance of this project comes in the area of recommendations for system improvement. Recommendations include ground-based triage areas to determine whether a patient should be transported to a Level I trauma center (or whether a lower level of care is acceptable), as well as how the patient should be transported (Helicopter v. Ground Ambulance).en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.subject.meshAir Ambulancesen_US
dc.subject.meshArizonaen_US
dc.descriptionA Thesis submitted to The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.en_US
dc.contributor.mentorCampos-Outcalt, Douglas, MD, MPAen_US
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