A pioneering report reviewing the care given by ambulance services has been unveiled at the University of Sheffield.
Researchers from the University’s School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) contributed to the review conducted by the National Institute for Health Research dissemination centre to assess the UK research on urgent and emergency care patients receive outside of hospital.
The volume of 999 calls for ambulances has more than doubled in the last 10 years and in 2014-15 a record nine millions calls were received in England.
Suzanne Mason, Professor of Emergency Medicine at ScHARR,“In the past, ambulances transported all patients to hospital. Now some ambulances treat up to half of all 999 cases at the scene.”