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An analysis of the appropriate use of the Caledon ambulance service in the Overberg : a short report

dc.contributor.authorFrank, Selby A.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDe Villiers, Pierre J. T.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-18T14:57:11Z
dc.date.available2011-03-18T14:57:11Z
dc.date.issued1995-11
dc.identifier.citationFrank, S.A & De Villiers, P.J.T. 1995.An analysis of the appropriate use of the Caledon ambulance service in the Overberg. A short report. S Afr Med J, 85(11):1185-1186.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/7246
dc.descriptionCITATION: Frank, S.A & De Villiers, P.J.T. 1995.An analysis of the appropriate use of the Caledon ambulance service in the Overberg. A short report. S Afr Med J, 85(11):1185-1186.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.zaen_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to determine the possible extent of the inappropriate use of the ambulances of the Caledon station of the Overberg Regional Services Council. The trip sheets of the ambulances for the period 1987-1990 were retrospectively analysed, and the appropriateness of calls prospectively determined over a 7-month period. The results showed that the vast majority of calls (68%) were of a non-emergency nature, and that only 34% of the trips warranted the use of a fully equipped emergency vehicle. Various cost-containment measures are suggested.en_ZA
dc.format.extent2 pages ; illustrations
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherHealth & Medical Publishing Groupen_ZA
dc.subjectAmbulatory medical care -- Caledon (Western Cape, South Africa)en_ZA
dc.subjectAmbulatory medical care -- Evaluation -- Overberg (South Africa)en_ZA
dc.titleAn analysis of the appropriate use of the Caledon ambulance service in the Overberg : a short reporten_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher’s version
dc.rights.holderSouth African Medical Journalen_ZA


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