Centralisation of care for specialist services such as stroke, trauma and myocardial infarctions is becoming more and more common place. But where will it stop and what does it mean for the specialty of Emergency Medicine?
In this episode we have a look at a recent pilot RCT published in the journal of Resuscitation looking at the feasibility of setting up an big RCT to evaluate moving prehospital patients to a cardiac arrest centre. The paper itself is a great piece of work but the bigger discussion around the topic is also a really important point to consider.
Have a listen to the podcast, see what you think and please post you comments on the site for us all to see.
A Randomised tRial of Expedited transfer to a cardiac arrest centre for non-ST elevation ventricular fibrillation out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: The ARREST pilot randomised trial. Patterson T. Resuscitation. 2017