Journal article

Response time of the Beijing 120 emergency medical service

JJ Zhang, LD Wang, H Li, YC Zhao

Emergency Medicine Journal | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To assess the response time and the details of the operating procedure of the Beijing 120 Emergency Medical Service (EMS). METHODS: Between June and December 2005, 51 918 EMS cases recorded in the Dispatch Center of the Beijing Emergency Medical Center were analysed. RESULTS: The median response time of the 51 918 cases was 16.5 min; the cumulative proportions were 2.28%, 9.64% and 18.04% for less than 5 min, 8 min and 10 min of response time respectively, whereas the proportion was 19.20% for more than 30 min of response time. CONCLUSIONS: On the basis of this analysis, the response time of the Beijing 120 EMS system was found to be longer than that indicated by the national sta..

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Awarded by Science and technology of Beijing


Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the project of science and technology of Beijing (Grant No. D0905002000011). We thank colleagues from the Dispatch Center of Beijing Emergency Medical Center, who contributed to the collection of the data.