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Emergency ambulance speed characteristics: a case study of Lesser Poland voivodeship, southern Poland / Michał LUPA, Monika CHUCHRO, Wojciech SARLEJ, Katarzyna ADAMEK // Geoinformatica ; ISSN 1384-6175. — 2021 — vol. 25 iss. 4 spec. iss. Spatial Computing for Urbanization Research, s. 775–798. — Bibliogr. s. 796–797, Abstr. — Publikacja dostępna online od: 2021-08-13

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GIScoverage mapsemergencyambulance response time

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ID BaDAP137494
Data dodania do BaDAP2021-11-08
Tekst źródłowyURL
Rok publikacji2021
Typ publikacjiartykuł w czasopiśmie
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The correct estimation of ambulance travel time is an extremely important issue from the perspective of healthcare and the security of citizens. In some events, the threat to the health or life of an injured person increases with each minute of waiting for an ambulance. The authors of this article analyzed how ambulances travel throughout the entire Lesser Poland voivodeship in southern Poland. Based on the analysis of 300 million GPS records that were collected over several years from 300 ambulances, real ambulance speed characteristics were compiled for the most important cities in the region. The obtained results regarding ambulance speed characteristics were used to understand the correlation between ambulance speed, the density of the road network, and the built-up areas of a given city. Furthermore, the impact on the speed of ambulances of traffic, time of day, day of the week, or the season was also examined. The influence of the use of ambulances' lights/sirens on travel time was also examined. The culmination of the research was the presentation of the theoretical foundations of coverage maps and a method of implementing them based on the determined speed characteristics. The presented studies show that the speed at which ambulances move is a very local phenomenon. Also, a relatively constant average speed of ambulances throughout the whole week was found. Moreover, a difference in speed between signaled and non-signaled ambulance trips was observed. The speed characteristics that were obtained were used as input data for the development of dynamic coverage maps, which are an invaluable tool for supporting the decisions of ambulance dispatchers.

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