Urban emergency medical response vs. mining emergency medical response : a comparative study
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Emergency medical response is one of the critical services provided to the citizens of the United States, and a certain standard of care exists for response in the urban environment today. This study seeks to evaluate and characterize whether this standard of care is met in both surface and underground mining in the United States. It will also provide recommendations on what can be changed to improve emergency medical care delivered to injured miners. Data from both the accident and injury database from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), reports from the National Institute of ...