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Table 2 Characteristics of CVD-related emergency calls in the city of Mashhad from August 2017 until the end of 2019

From: Spatial-time analysis of cardiovascular emergency medical requests: enlightening policy and practice

Characteristics All patients
(n = 84,559)
2017
(23 Aug-30 Dec)
2018
(1 Jan- 30 Dec)
2019
(1 Jan- 30 Dec)
Mean age ± SD (n = 84,559) 52.83 ± 30.44 53.58 ± 21.52 52.63 ± 23.04 52.78 ± 37.64
Men mean age ± SD 51.95 ± 39.04 52.49 ± 20.81 51.72 ± 26.08 51.98 ± 50.72
Women mean age ± SD 53.60 ± 20.33 54.58 ± 22.00 53.40 ± 20.12 53.48 ± 19.99
Male (n;%) 38,998 (46.13%) 5334 (46.28%) 15,570 (45.32%) 18,094 (46.80%)
Response time mean ± SD
(n = 80,747)
11.35 ± 6.5 12.33 ± 5.48 11.36 ± 6.46 11.07 ± 6.77
Scene interval time mean ± SD
(n = 51,978)
13.02 ± 7.77 14.83 ± 11.21 12.71 ± 6.56 12.81 ± 7.53
Leave location time – hospital arrival time mean ± SD
(n = 42,649)
11.69 ± 8.63 10.21 ± 11.47 11.54 ± 8.19 12.13 ± 8.17
Number of call (monthly Average) 84,239 (2977) 11,533 (2685) 34,361 (2863) 38,328 (3194)
Action Result (n = 84,239; %)
Transport to medical center 52,124 (61.64%) 6883 (59.68%) 21,626 (62.94%) 23,615 (61.08%)
Lack of patient cooperation and refused transfer to hospital 29,339 (34.70%) 4171 (36.17%) 11,719 (34.11%) 13,449 (34.78%)
The patient died before the ambulance arrived 2218 (2.62%) 320 (2.77%) 797 (2.32%) 1101 (2.85%)
Basic services provided by emergency technicians with patients recommended to attend a medical center 878 (1.04%) 159 (1.38%) 219 (0.64%) 500 (1.29%)
  1. Response time or “Call receipt time – arrival time”: time interval between the time when the call is made and the time when the emergency ambulance reaches the patient [23]; Scene interval time: the time duration of the presence of emergency technician at the scene [23]; (Leave location time – hospital arrival time): The time period between ambulances leaves patient location to the hospital [23]