Emergency Medical Services and Congestion: Urban Sprawl and Pre-hospital Emergency Care Time

This research measured the association between urban sprawl and emergency medical service (EMS) response time. The purpose was to test the hypothesis that features of the built environment increase the probability of delayed ambulance arrival. Using data on motor vehicle crashes obtained from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, it was found that urban sprawl is significantly associated with increased EMS response time and a higher probability of delayed ambulance arrival.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01152928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0048 (Grant)
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2010 2:07PM