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The publics´ perception of the prehospital emergency care in the county of skane, southern sweden

Blomstedt, Kristina and Nilsson, Helena (2011)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
Introduction: The prehospital emergency care has had a rapid progress in Sweden in terms of technology, treatments and personnel education demands. In the County of Skane there is at least one specialized nurse in every ambulance. Possible misuses of the resources have been acknowledged in several studies. Aim: To investigate the publics´ current opinion, knowledge and expectations of the prehospital emergency care in Skane, southern Sweden. Method: A cross sectional descriptive survey, using a stratified random sampling. Inclusion criteria were; 18 years or older and currently living in Skane. Results: Of 735 people who were asked 54.4% (n=400) chose to participate in the study. 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. 34.5% of the... (More)
Introduction: The prehospital emergency care has had a rapid progress in Sweden in terms of technology, treatments and personnel education demands. In the County of Skane there is at least one specialized nurse in every ambulance. Possible misuses of the resources have been acknowledged in several studies. Aim: To investigate the publics´ current opinion, knowledge and expectations of the prehospital emergency care in Skane, southern Sweden. Method: A cross sectional descriptive survey, using a stratified random sampling. Inclusion criteria were; 18 years or older and currently living in Skane. Results: Of 735 people who were asked 54.4% (n=400) chose to participate in the study. 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. 34.5% of the respondents believed that the lowest educated personnel responsible for the patient were a paramedic. Older informants expected faster treatment by a physician when arriving by ambulance to the hospital, regardless of medical condition. Discussion: The authors of this study believe that the public need more information regarding the ambulance service, which could lead to better use of the ambulance resources. Conclusion: The respondents have a positive opinion of the meeting with the ambulance personnel. They also trust the personnel’s knowledge and work skills. (Less)
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Blomstedt, Kristina and Nilsson, Helena
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organization
alternative title
Survey study
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
prehospital emergency care, public, opinion, knowledge, expectations
language
Swedish
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2532350
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2012-05-04 14:25:36
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  abstract     = {Introduction: The prehospital emergency care has had a rapid progress in Sweden in terms of technology, treatments and personnel education demands. In the County of Skane there is at least one specialized nurse in every ambulance. Possible misuses of the resources have been acknowledged in several studies. Aim: To investigate the publics´ current opinion, knowledge and expectations of the prehospital emergency care in Skane, southern Sweden. Method: A cross sectional descriptive survey, using a stratified random sampling. Inclusion criteria were; 18 years or older and currently living in Skane. Results: Of 735 people who were asked 54.4% (n=400) chose to participate in the study. 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. 34.5% of the respondents believed that the lowest educated personnel responsible for the patient were a paramedic. Older informants expected faster treatment by a physician when arriving by ambulance to the hospital, regardless of medical condition. Discussion: The authors of this study believe that the public need more information regarding the ambulance service, which could lead to better use of the ambulance resources. Conclusion: The respondents have a positive opinion of the meeting with the ambulance personnel. They also trust the personnel’s knowledge and work skills.},
  author       = {Blomstedt, Kristina and Nilsson, Helena},
  keyword      = {prehospital emergency care, public, opinion, knowledge, expectations},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The publics´ perception of the prehospital emergency care in the county of skane, southern sweden},
  year         = {2011},
}