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Table 2 Mean scores (0–2) for 11 performance indicators of initial regional medical command and control in 66 major incidents

From: Performance indicators for initial regional medical response to major incidents: a possible quality control tool

Performance indicator (standard within x minutes from alert) Mean score (0–2)
1. Declaration of major incident (1 min) 1.48
2. Decision on level of alert for staff (3 min) 1.41
3. Decision on sending additional resources to scene (3 min) 1.32
4. Decision on receiving hospitals (5 min) 1.63
5. Establishing contact with incident officers at scene (10 min) 1.53
6. Decision on preliminary referrals (10 min) 0.86
7. First information to media (15 min) 0.75
8. Formulate general guidelines for response (15 min) 0.18
9. Ensuring that there is adequate information for decision on referrals (20 min) 0.93
10. Assessment if resources in own organization are adequate (30 min) 0.03
11. Notify decision on referrals to receiving hospitals (40 min) 0.97