J Korean Soc Emerg Med.  2000 Jun;11(2):203-211.

Analysis of the Taegu Regional EMSS and Suggestions Improving the System

  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Korea. bsdo@med.yu.ac.kr


BACKGROUND: The EMSS can be defined as the complete chain of human and physical resources that provides patient care in cases of sudden illness and injury. To provide effective emergency care through the EMSS in a region, the organized EMSS should be periodically evaluated and improved in both aspects of quality and number on the detected portions of defect. The EMSS in Taegu has been systematically developed since the gas explosion disaster happened at Sangin Dong, on 28th April, 1995. After then, many institutes have been organized, and various plans for improving Taegu regional EMSS have been suggested. The training of EMTs for operating the systems and various equipments which are needed for performing prehospital care and transporting the patient to hospital also has been undertaken. METHOD: We reviewed the effectiveness and problems of each EMSS elements established and operated during the past five years in Taegu by looking over the documents related to EMSS in the institutes concerned and accomplishing written survey from prehospital care providers belonged to Fire-Fight department. RESULT: Although the regional EMSS in Taegu has been well developed since 1995 in all its aspects, such as manpower, equipment and control system, but some ineffectiveness in the operation of EMSS and deficits of resources, especially manpower, are found.
The emergency physicians should have to analyze the problems of their regional EMSS that involved in personally, and reestablish the long term plans for improving the regional EMSS at this point.


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