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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participating countries

From: Description of Emergency Medical Services, treatment of cardiac arrest patients and cardiac arrest registries in Europe

Country Population EMS Missions per 1000 inhabitants Public or Private EMS funding? Hospitals per million population “Cardiac Arrest” hospitals PCI bypass protocol Rural areas - median ambulance response time < 10 min? Urban - median ambulance response time < 10 min?
Albania 2,862,400   Public   Some areas No Some areas Some areas
Austria 8,858,800   Public 10.4 All areas Yes Some areas Some areas
Belgium 11,467,900 77.0 Public and private 10.9 All areas Yes Some areas All areas
Cyprus 875,900 62.8 Public 8.0 All areas No Some areas Some areas
Czech Republic 10,649,800 103.9 Public   Some areas Yes Some areas All areas
Denmark 5,806,100 68.9 Public 3.8 Some areas Yes Some areas All areas
Finland 5,517,900 140.1 Public 3.6 Some areas Yes Some areas Some areas
France 67,028,000 11.9 Public 9.8 Some areas Yes No Some areas
Germany 83,019,200 172.2 Public 22.9 Some areas Yes Some areas Some areas
Greece 10,722,300   Public   None Yes Some areas Some areas
Hungary 9,772,800   Public 5.9 Some areas Yes Some areas Some areas
Iceland 357,000 117.6 Public 14.0 Some areas Yes Some areas All areas
Ireland 4,693,460 95.9 Public 6.2 Some areas Yes No Some areas
Italy 60,359,500   Public 4.7 Some areas Yes Some areas All areas
Lithuania 2,794,200 268.4 Public and private 14.3 None Yes No No
Luxembourg 613,900 72.5 Public 4.9 Some areas Yes Some areas All areas
Netherlands 17,282,200 57.6 Public and private 5.0 All areas Yes Some areas Some areas
Norway 5,323,933 136.2 Public 9.4 Some areas Yes Some areas All areas
Poland 37,972,800   Public 8.6 Some areas Yes No All areas
Portugal 10,276,600 114.2 Public 4.3 Some areas Yes No Some areas
Romania 19,401,700 172.1 Public and private 6.7 Some areas Yes Some areas Some areas
Serbia 6,963,800 43.7 Public 7.0 Some areas Yes No Some areas
Slovakia 5,450,400 26.6 Public and private 13.8 None Yes Some areas Some areas
Slovenia 2,080,900   Public 5.3 All areas Yes Some areas Some areas
Spain 46,934,600   Public 4.9 Some areas Yes No Some areas
Sweden 10,230,200 97.7 Public and private 7.2 Some areas Yes Some areas Some areas
Switzerland 8,542,300 58.5 Public and private 11.9 Some areas Yes Some areas All areas
United Kingdoma 63,298,819   Public   Some areas Yes Some areas Some areas
  1. For country population official numbers from EU were used. (eurpoa.eu)
  2. Abbreviations: EMS Emergency Medical Services, PCI Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, “Cardiac arrest hospitals” - hospitals capable of providing all of the following post-resuscitation interventions: 24/7 primary PCI, targeted temperature management and neuro-prognostication
  3. aUnited Kingdom excluding Wales