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Response Time Effectiveness: Comparison of Response Time and Survival in an Urban Emergency Medical Services System

Citation

Blackwell, Thomas H. & Kaufman, Jay S. (2002). Response Time Effectiveness: Comparison of Response Time and Survival in an Urban Emergency Medical Services System. Academic Emergency Medicine, 9(4), 288-95.

Abstract

Emergency medical services (EMS) administrators seek methods to enhance system performance. One component scrutinized is the response time (RT) interval between call receipt and arrival on scene. While reducing RTs may improve survival, this remains speculative and unreported.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1197/aemj.9.4.288

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Academic Emergency Medicine

Author(s)

Blackwell, Thomas H.
Kaufman, Jay S.

Year Published

2002

Volume Number

9

Issue Number

4

Pages

288-95

Reference ID

1994