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2012, vol. 18, iss. 1-2, pp. 36-39
Response time of the emergency medical team in Belgrade for calls categorized as priority class two
Dom zdravlja, Svilajnac
Keywords: response time; Emergency medical service; priority class two
This paper presents analysis of response time of emergency medical team in Belgrade for calls categorized as priority class two. Besides of improving patient's chances for survival, shortening of response time potentially increases possible number of interventions during the team's duty period. General conclusion of this analysis is that there is the possibility for shortening of the response time and for increase of efficacy, in spite of all limitations identified at level of the observed emergency medical team. Data were collected during the research lasting several months by precise noting the response time. Response time is defined as time period from the moment of the received call for help and the moment of the team's arrival on the site, regardless of presence or absence of the patient. Total of 130 calls were analyzed. Minimal response time was 4 minutes and maximal 24 minutes. Average response time was 11,43 minutes, and in most of the cases team arrived on the site 7, or 11 minutes after the received call.
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article language: Serbian
document type: Paper
published in SCIndeks: 22/03/2013