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Table 1 Medical dispatch centres

From: Dispatch centres: what is the right population catchment size?

  Year Population in millions Number of medical dispatch centres Average population per dispatch in million
Countries:     
Iceland (1) 2004 0.3 2 0.15
Norway (1) 2004 4.5 22 0.20
Germany (3) 2006 82.5 320 0.25
Switzerland (5) 2006 7.5 22 0.34
Finland (1) 2004 5.3 15 0.35
Sweden (1) 2004 8.9 20 0.45
Switzerland 2015 8 17 0.47
Sweden (4) 2011 9.5 18 0.53
France (2) 2004 60.4 105 0.57
Denmark (1) 2004 5.4 9 0.60
Finland (prediction) 2015 5.2 (7 projected) 0.74
Cities:     
Lausanne and surroundings, Switzerland 2015 0.8 1 0.8
Fort Myers and surroundings, Lee County, Florida, USA 2010 0.8 1 0.8
Montreal, Canada 2011 2.3 1 2.3
Miami Dade County, Florida, USA 2010 2.5 1 2.5
Phoenix area (Valley of the Sun), Arizona, USA 2010 4.2 1 4.2
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