A national census of ambulance response times to emergency calls in Ireland

@article{Breen2000ANC,
  title={A national census of ambulance response times to emergency calls in Ireland},
  author={Nick Breen and Julie Woods and Gerard Bury and Andrew W. Murphy and Hugh Brazier},
  journal={Journal of Accident \& Emergency Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={17},
  pages={392 - 395}
}
Background—Equity of access to appropriate pre-hospital emergency care is a core principle underlying an effective ambulance service. Care must be provided within a timeframe in which it is likely to be effective. A national census of response times to emergency and urgent calls in statutory ambulance services in Ireland was undertaken to assess current service provision. Methods—A prospective census of response times to all emergency and urgent calls was carried out in the nine ambulance… 
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