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Table 2 Coverage using population density or municipality incident data, for various HEMS target times, in conditional optimization, based on the existing base structure

From: Comparing population and incident data for optimal air ambulance base locations in Norway

Data used Time threshold Scenario Percentage of population covered Percentage of incidents covered
Population 45 Existing 96.90 91.86
Population 45 Relocate one base 98.40 93.44
Population 45 Add one base 98.40 93.44
Incidents 45 Existing 96.90 91.86
Incidents 45 Relocate one base 97.90 96.35
Incidents 45 Add one base 97.90 96.35
Population 30 Existing 84.70 72.13
Population 30 Relocate one base 87.93 71.50
Population 30 Add one base 88.98 75.35
Incidents 30 Existing 84.70 72.13
Incidents 30 Relocate one base 86.00 74.77
Incidents 30 Add one base 85.68 76.62