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Table 1 Characteristics of EMS missions (40,263)

From: Changing role of EMS –analyses of non-conveyed and conveyed patients in Finland

 Missingn%
Mission priority6  
 A 23555.9
 B 934423.2
 C 16,01939.8
 D 12,53931.1
EMS units
 ALS 31,23877.6
 BLS 849121.1
 Community Paramedic 5091.3
 Field Supervisor 250.1
Doctor at scene 2650.7
Doctor consulted by phone 967024.0
Weekday
 Monday 5.68714.1
 Tuesday 548313.6
 Wednesday 558213.9
 Thursday 558413.9
 Friday 620015.4
 Saturday 617215.3
 Sunday 555513.8
EMS arrival time47  
 08:00–16.00 17,95844.7
 16:00–00:00 14,79536.8
 00:00–08:00 746318.6
Urban–rural classification5733  
 Urban area 22,17564.2
  Inner urban area 923026.7
  Outer urban area 826523.9
  Peri-urban area 468013.6
 Rural area 12,35535.8
  Local centres in rural area 18235.3
  Rural areas close to urban areas 425312.3
  Rural heartland area 377710.9
  Sparsely populated rural areas 25027.3
Distance to nearest health care facility5741  
  < 5 km 10,96931.8
 5-20 km 11,89734.5
 21-40 km 725021.0
  > 40 km 440612.8
 Median distance 8 km, IQR 3.2–25.5   
  1. Mission duration: median 72 min., IQR 51–103