A reorganization of acute care would enable more lives to be saved. Acute care is usually a subject of great interest. That is hardly surprising, since an ambulance’s wailing siren and flashing lights tend to make an impression on most people. Everyone knows that speed is of the essence.
Television programmes reporting the number of casualties carried off to hospital in a typical weekend also show helicopters sometimes being used or additional personnel being rushed to the scene. Then there are newspaper photographs of massive traffic pile-ups, horrifying images that capture the imagination.