A geographic information system-based analysis of ambulance station coverage area in Samsun, Turkey

terzi O. , Sisman A., Canbaz S. , Dundar C., Peksen Y.

SINGAPORE MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.54, ss.653-658, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 54 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.11622/smedj.2013228
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.653-658


INTRODUCTION The location of ambulance stations are of great importance, as location is a determining factor of whether ambulances are able to respond to emergency calls within the critical period. The aim of the present study was to determine whether the ambulance stations in the provincial centre of Samsun, Turkey, were able to cover their entire operational area within 10 mins of receiving an emergency call.