The Effect of Different Emergency Medical Systems on the Prognosis of Traumatic Brain Injury - a Prospective Study
The Aim of the Study is to Measure the Effect of Finnish Physician-staffed EMS Unit Treatment Methods on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Patient Prognosis.
Physician-staffed HEMS unit was implemented to the EMS 2011. The aim of this study is to compare the results against a historical database to see if the implementation of a HEMS unit will improve the prognosis of TBI patients.
Traumatic Brain Injury
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||The Differences Between Out-of-hospital Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Treatment in a Physician-staffed Versus Paramedic-staffed Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Unit and Its Effect on Patient Prognosis|
- Mortality [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Glasgow Outcome Score [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||November 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients Treated by Helsinki HEMS.
PAtients Treated by Tampere HEMS.
A Secondary Aim is to Identify Out-of-hospital Treatment Factors That Can be Influenced by Education and Protocols.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01571375
|Tampere University Hospital|
|Study Director:||Arvi Yli-Hankala, professor||Tampere University Hospital|
|Study Director:||Tom Silfvast, PhD||Helsinki University Hospital|
|Study Chair:||Tarja Randell, PhD||Helsinki University Hospital|
|Study Chair:||Ilkka Virkkunen, PhD||Tampere University Hospital|
|Principal Investigator:||Toni Pakkanen, M.D.||Tampere University|