by New Richmond News
April 30, 2013 at 6:03 am in New Richmond News
A turkey hunter was shot in the Town of Somerset early this morning (Tuesday, April 30). Continue Reading
Tags: hunting, Outdoors, Wisconsin 7 Comments »
I question if sending a medical helicopter to the scene before the arrival of medics to assess the situation was prudent. Since a helicopter ride costs $15,000 and isn’t paid by insurance, I’d much rather prefer to wait for a proper assessment, if I were the patient. A $1200 road ambulance might be a better choice.
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There is no cost to the patient if they aren’t transported. That applies to ambulances both on the ground and in the air.
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Explain the “scene care” charge my wife incurred from a St. Croix County EMS department.
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The St. Croix EMS is probably a county “rescue squad” that is dispatched first before an ambulance run by a hospital is called for. Ambulances and helicopters are more often operated by hospitals rather than government agencies.
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St. Croix EMS is not owned by any hospital. It is an EMS/Ambulance service that is owned by the city of Hudson. With the exception of Lakeview EMS, most EMS/Ambulance services in the Twin Cities are NOT owned by hospitals. Air ambulances (helicopters) are usually owned by hospitals or hospital associations.
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Ok Gavin, let me clarify – there is no charge fro transportation if the patient is not transported.
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2 people commenting on this article and alls they can discuss is emergency care issues. When a call comes in that regards gun fire injury or other types of accident assistance needed they send out the whole crew not knowing all the issues. Anyone want to comment on how stupid the shooter was to think that a human looks like a turkey? Was the shooter given a drug or alcohol test to see if he was under the influance?? Are both hen or tom turkey legal to shot?
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