The time taken for emergency services to respond to an emergency call with a fully equipped ambulance or car able to transport the patient to hospital in a clinically safe manner.
The response time starts when details of the telephone number of the caller, the exact location of the incident and the nature of the chief complaint have been ascertained. The response time ends when the emergency response vehicle arrives at the scene of the incident.
The prior arrival of a rapid response vehicle crewed by a paramedic equipped to provide treatment at the scene, or an approved first responder despatched by and accountable to the ambulance service, counts in calculation of the RESPONSE TIME - NON-AMBULANCE.
This attribute is also known by these names:
|plural||RESPONSE TIME - AMBULANCES|