SOG Sample - Public Service Response PracticesSOGLast updated Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Public service responses are often frequent in EMS systems and present an opportunity for medical negligence if they are not handled appropriately. These may result from a person calling 9-1-1 because of an inability to get up after a fall. Complicating matters more, a significant number of these responses tend to involve elderly or handicapped persons who may not be able to identify if they are truly injured. A study by Yale University School of Medicine indicates one third of these responses generate a second response to the same address within 30 days, which concludes these calls may be early indicators of medical problems requiring more aggressive evaluation.
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