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Title: Efficiency of emergency medical services response to road traffic accidents in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Author: Al Jahdal, K. H. A.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1997
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Road traffic accidents are a prolonged and on-going problem of modern times. The objective of this study is to characterise the distribution of road traffic accidents with Riyadh City and provide recommendations and suggestions to improve the existing emergency medical services system. A pilot study was undertaken using two forms designed for collection of the data; one was for the Red Crescent Society (RCS) and one was for the police. The above mentioned forms were applied for a period of two weeks, one week in the wet season and the second in the dry season, plus many meetings and interviews with people with relevant responsibilities in the health field. A comprehensive review was undertaken of both the RCS and Public Safety documents. The findings suggest the need to construct safety programmes to modify the behaviour of the individual at risk, the vehicle and the environment. In addition the study provides an evaluation of the present emergency medical services system and the means to improve it. Thus the findings should be of value in determining the need to improve the system and to make more efficient and better emergency medical services available.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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