Emergency Medical Texan
Is that some sort of malpractice if he was harmed by the delay?I like the idea of rural areas with 45 minute response time: ours is 45 minutes to get a helicopter to us. We have up to 2 hours response time, then 2 hours back to the base area, then 90 minutes to 2 hours to hospital by ground if we are lucky (a couple of weeks ago from base area it took 4.5 hours due to heavy snow).
I had to ground transport an Acute MI Friday due to not being able to get a helicopter in the air due to bad winds at all of their bases. Then the ED doctor argued with us about it being a true MI (over the phone and in person) but when the cardiologist saw the 12 leads, the patient went straight to the cath lab. ED doc didn't show the cardiologist the 12 leads until we arrived.