This dissertation focuses on pre-hospital stratification by ambulance workers in case of suspicion of a heart attack. The aims of this dissertation are to investigate how low-risk patients can be accurately identified, to determine the current use of health care in these patients, and to evaluate whether patients with a high-risk of angioplasty or heart surgery can be detected earlier. This pre-hospital stratification appears to help avoid unnecessary transportation to the hospital of low-risk patients and to limit the use of medical care in this group. In addition, high-risk patients can possibly better be transported directly to an intervention hospital instead of a peripheral hospital. With this study, the researchers hope to be able to help patients with chest pain better and faster.
|Award date||3 Sep 2020|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- heart infarct
- pre-hospital stratification
- ambulance workers
- chest pain