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Abstract

Dataset contains information from individual ambulance trusts and shows volume of activity and performance levels against required standards. This includes emergency and urgent calls, response times and patient journeys.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Ambulance; numbers of journeys and calls, response times
Variables

Emergency and urgent journeys, special / planned journeys total, number of emergency calls, number of emergency and urgent calls, emergency and urgent incidents: response times by ambulance service and category of call (total number of incidents with emergency response, response within 8 minutes, total number of incidents with ambulance vehicle arriving, response within 19 minutes), all emergency journeys.

Keywords
Accident and emergency, ambulance, ambulance response time
Identifier Variables
Ambulance trust
Economic/Subject Categories
Activity
Area of Health System
Secondary care
Data Available
Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
NHS information centre
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate
Sample

All ambulance services provided by the NHS

Availability
NHS information centre
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
http://www.ic.nhs.uk/[…]/ambulance
Contact
enquiries@ic.nhs.uk