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Table 1 Dispatch criteria of the Danish HEMS

From: Characteristics of patients treated by the Danish Helicopter Emergency Medical Service from 2014-2018: a nationwide population-based study

1) Immediate dispatch based on the 112 call
 Major trauma
  unconscious patient
  seriously injured patient
  high energy trauma
  entrapment
  massive haemorrhage
 Mass casualty
 Drowning
 Diving accident
 Time-critical conditions or admittance to a specific hospital centre is needed
  acute myocardial infarction/chest pain
  cardiac arrest
  stroke
  children suspected to suffer a life-threatening condition and HEMS is nearest physician-staffed resource
  suspected meningitis and HEMS is nearest physician-staffed resource
  significant burns
  traumatic amputation
2) Crew request from the scene
 Patients to thrombectomy/thrombolysis (stroke/acute myocardial infarction)
 Admittance to a specific hospital centre is needed
 Additional critical care physician on scene is needed
3) Interhospital transfers
4) Missions to islands not connected by road to the mainland