New CDC Study Shows Technology Improves Crash Outcomes

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System Helps Increase Rescue Response Time and Helps Determine Injury Severity The Centers for Disease C...
System Helps Increase Rescue Response Time and Helps Determine Injury Severity The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released the findings of a two year study of automobile crashes involving vehicles with Automatic Crash Notification systems. The research showed that the systems can in fact improve patient outcomes. The technology, developed by OnStar, transmits exact locations and the characteristics of the crash from the vehicle to emergency personnel. This crucial information helps rescue crews to administer the right type of aid at the scene and provide the trauma center with valuable information as well. The system can also be used to help determine if the occupants need to go to a Level One Trauma Center or if they can get the right care at a typical emergency room. In the last four years over seven million GM cars have been built with this new technology. And since 1996, OnStar has responded to over 100,000 crashes. Source: General Motors
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