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Table 3 Dispatch characteristics

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

Country Dispatch centres per million inhabit-ants Are the dispatch centres part of EMS? Standar-dised dispatch protocol used in dispatch centres? Dispatch-assisted CPR offered? Type of dispatch-assisted CPR offered Standard protocol for dispatch-assisted CPR used? Dynamic deploy-ment used? Registries of publicly available AED? AED registries available in dispatch centres?
Albania 0.3   All Yes Compressions only Yes Yes No  
Austria 1 Some Some Yes Situation dependent Some areas Yes All areas All
Belgium 0.9 None All Yes Full CPR Yes Yes No  
Cyprus 1.1 All All Yes Compressions only Yes Yes No  
Czech Republic 1.3 All Some Yes Situation dependent Yes Yes All areas All
Denmark 0.9 All All Yes Situation dependent Yes Yes All areas All
Finland 1.1 None All Yes Situation dependent Yes Yes All areas No
France 1.5 Some All Yes Situation dependent Yes Yes Some areas Some
Germany 3.3 All Some Some areas Situation dependent Some areas Some areas Some areas Some
Greece 1 All   No   No Yes No  
Hungary 0.7 All All Yes Compressions only Yes Yes All areas All
Iceland 2.8 None All Yes Full CPR Yes Yes No  
Ireland 0.4 All All Yes Compressions only Yes Yes Some areas Some
Italy 1.2 Some All Yes Situation dependent Yes Yes Some areas Some
Lithuania 1.8 All Some Some areas Situation dependent Some areas Yes No  
Luxembourg 1.6 All All Yes Compressions only Yes Yes All areas No
Netherlands 1 All All Yes Situation dependent Yes Yes All areas Some
Norway 3 All All Yes Situation dependent Yes Yes All areas All
Poland 0.4 None All Some areas Situation dependent No Yes Some areas Some
Portugal 0.6 Some Some Yes Compressions only Yes Yes Some areas Some
Romania 2.1 All All Yes Compressions only Some areas Some areas Some areas Some
Serbia 0.6 All No Some areas Situation dependent No Some areas No  
Slovakia 1.5 None All Yes Compressions only Yes Yes Some areas Some
Slovenia 1 All All Yes Situation dependent Yes Some areas Some areas All
Spain 0.7 All Some Yes Compressions only Yes Some areas Some areas Some
Sweden 1.4 All All Yes Situation dependent Yes Yes All areas All
Switzerland 1.8 All All Yes Compressions only Yes Some areas Some areas Some
United Kingdoma 0.4 All All Yes Situation dependent Yes Some areas Some areas Some
  1. The answers are for the entire country which means that the answers “Some” and “Some areas” indicate this is not implemented in all dispatch centres in the entire country. Empty field means no information was given for that specific question
  2. Abbreviations: EMS Emergency Medical Services, AED Automated External Defibrillator
  3. aUnited Kingdom excluding Wales