Mobile phone use for contacting emergency services in life-threatening circumstances.
BACKGROUND: The potential health benefits of mobile phone use have not been widely studied, except for telemedicine-type applications. STUDY OBJECTIVES: This study seeks to determine whether initial contact with emergency services via a mobile phone in life-threatening situations is associated with potential health benefits when compared to contact via a landline. METHODS: A record-linkage study was carried out in which data from all emergency dispatches for immediately life-threatening even...Expand abstract
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