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Table 1 Finland’s geographical size, population, number of full-time Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel and annual number of EMS calls (total and between the catchment areas)

From: Exploring safety culture in the Finnish ambulance service with Emergency Medical Services Safety Attitudes Questionnaire

Geographical size (km2)* 390,909 km2     
People live in Finland** 5,s525,292     
Full-time EMS workers 3898     
- Advanced 2611     
- Basic 1287     
EMS calls (2019)** 811 385     
Catchment area for highly responsive care HUH TYKS†† TAYS††† KUH†††† OYS†††††
Areas’ geographical size (km2) * 36,642 km2 62,800 km2 37,073 km2 78,268 km2 176,126 km2
People living in the area (31.12.2019) ** 2,188,253 898,300 901,358 800,498 736,883
Full-time EMS workers in the area 814 699 731 812 842
 Advanced 675 444 444 511 537
 Basic 139 255 255 301 305
EMS calls (2019)** 268,365 117,268 130,833 154,562 140,357
  1. Helsinki University Hospital
  2. ††Turku University Hospital
  3. †††Tampere University Hospital
  4. ††††Kuopio University Hospital
  5. †††††Oulu University Hospital
  6. *NLS National land survey of Finland
  7. **Sotkanet.fi Statistical information on welfare and health in Finland