342 Earth Summit '92 at Rio de Janeiro: The Medical Assistance

M Musafir, A Butter, R Gazzola, P Pinheiro
1993 Prehospital and Disaster Medicine  
The revised Acute Physiology Score (RAPS) has been applied to patients transported by air, but not correlated with known indices. Objective: To determine the correlation between the RAPS and Revised Trauma Score (RTS), a standard for evaluation of the trauma victim. Gorrelations between RAPS and RTS in patients with non-trauma ills also were investigated. Methods: Retrospective evaluation of 845 consecutive patients transported by helicopter was conducted. Demographics, origin of transport,
more » ... re of illness, RTS, and RAPS were recorded. RTS vs RAPS scores were graphed using the sunflower technique, and correlation calculated using Pearson correlation coefficients (PCC). The Rvalue was set at .05. Results: Sunflower plots revealed wide ranges of RAPS at like RTS values in less severe patients for all subgroups. PCC analysis revealed: * Shetland Health Board Claire, Two recent air disaster in Shetland [UK] demonstrated that the unpredictability of the type of incident, available resources, and condition of survivors mandate flexible contingency plans. This need is demonstrated by comparing the two incidents.
doi:10.1017/s1049023x00049098 fatcat:er3yxzcknrghhamjhhd6jkbxee