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Table 1 Study site characteristics (2016)

From: Description of call handling in emergency medical dispatch centres in Scandinavia: recognition of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and dispatcher-assisted CPR

  Greater Copenhagen
Denmark
Stockholm region
Sweden
Oslo region
Norway
Population 1.8 million 2.3 million 1.6 million
Area covered by EMDC 2568 km2 6519 km2 9551 km2
Incidence of OHCA 82/100,000 45/100,000 61/100,000
Incoming emergency calls 2016 133,772 206,729 172,934
Proportion of calls resulting in an ambulance response Priority 1:
42,645 (32%)
Priority 2:
41,528 (31%)
Priority 3 (non-emergency):
28,281 (21%)
Priority 1: 115,453 (56%)
Priority 2:
80,716 (39%)
Priority 3 (non-emergency):
10,567 (5%)
Priority 1:
77,460 (45%)
Priority 2:
70,269 (41%)
Priority 3 (non-emergency):
45,724 (26%)
Number for emergency 112 for medical, police, and fire/rescue 112 for medical, police, and fire/rescue 113 for medical, 112 for police, and 110 for fire/rescue
Medical dispatcher background Nurse / paramedic Nurse/Other Nurse/paramedic
Specific training in handling cardiac arrest calls in the dispatch centre. Yes Yes Yes
Manual/electronic use of Index Electronic Electronic Manual