Does the MAST Suit have a future?

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Abstract

Use of the MAST suit in the pre hospital care environment has always been controversial. Researchers, physicians, paramedics and ambulance officers all have varying opinions as to the efficacy of its use. As the MAST suit is currently under review in the Australian pre hospital care environment, it is timely to revisit past and present research evidence regarding the efficacy of this clinical tool The overall conclusion that can be drawn from the available research evidence is that the use of the MAST suit in the pre hospital care environment is at best, extremely limited, at worst, clinically outdated and potentially harmful.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-15
Number of pages6
JournalAustralasian Journal of Emergency Care
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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