International Comparison of Ambulance Times Terminology and Definitions: A Benchmarking Study
Edel Burton, Kieran Crosbie-Staunton, Conor Deasy, Jerry Overton, Áine Merwick, David Willis, Patricia M Kearney, Vera JC McCarthy, Claire M Buckley, PHoCoS (Prehospital Care of Stroke) Consortium
May 02, 2023|Research Posters
Ambulance times are internationally recognized Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for prehospital care. International benchmarking, by comparing ambulance times between countries is a valuable method to help to identify strengths and weaknesses across healthcare systems. However, terminology and definitions for ambulance times are not standardized across countries. Thus, this quality improvement project aims to compare terminology and definitions of ambulance times from the ambulance services of a range of countries to facilitate international benchmarking.