Incidence of emergency contacts (red responses) to Norwegian emergency primary healthcare services in 2007 - a prospective observational study

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Abstract

The municipalities are responsible for the emergency primary health care services in Norway. These services include casualty clinics, primary doctors on-call and local emergency medical communication centres (LEMC). The National centre for emergency primary health care has initiated an enterprise called "The Watchtowers", comprising emergency primary health care districts, to provide routine information (patients' way of contact, level of urgency and first action taken by the out-of-hours services) over several years based on a minimal dataset. This will enable monitoring, evaluation and comparison of the respective activities in the emergency primary health care services. The aim of this study was to assess incidence of emergency contacts (potential life-threatening situations, red responses) to the emergency primary health care service.

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Zakariassen, E., Hansen, E. H., & Hunskaar, S. (2009). Incidence of emergency contacts (red responses) to Norwegian emergency primary healthcare services in 2007 - a prospective observational study. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-7241-17-30

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