A three-year report of the medical helicopter transportation system of Connecticut

Lenworth M. Jacobs, Hartford Hospital
R J Schwartz
Barbara Bennett Jacobs, University of Connecticut School of Nursing
D Gonsalves
S G Gabram

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Over 63% of the patients transported by the LIFE STAR crew are the victims of trauma. The system has transported 2,215 ill and/or injured patients, the majority of whom are critical, either from the scene of an injury or from a medical facility to another of greater specialization. With the audit procedure indicating a 95% positive predictive value for summoning this service, LIFE STAR has contributed to the care of critically ill or injured persons in Connecticut and surrounding areas.