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, vol.54, no.11, pp.653-658, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.11622/smedj.2013228
  • Title of Journal : SINGAPORE MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.653-658
  • Keywords: ambulance, coverage area, geographic information system, station, CARDIAC-ARREST, SERVICE, HEALTH, EMS, GIS

Abstract

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.