Feel Like a Number

Thursday, January 13 2005

Well, finally got a chance to compose the following. This is just the 911 stuff, ending 12/31/2004.
Notice that there is not always a 1-1 ratio between a “call” and a “patient” – sometimes multiple patients in a call (e.g. MVC, a car crash) and sometimes the patient doesn’t want to go…

Number of calls: 231

Average time from tone-drop to doorstop: 4 minutes

Location Type
Home/Residence 140
Recreation Place 3
Street/Highway 52
Public Building 30
Residential Institution 5
Demographics
Male Patients 118
Female Patients 113
Youngest Patient Born in Ambulance
Oldest Patient 95 Years
Average Pt. Age 37.68 years
Of These Patients…
Treated, Transported 153
Treated, Transferred Care 29
Treated and Released 2
Patient Refused Care 43
Dead at Scene 2

Treated, transferred care usually refers to the fact that sometimes (often!) we need a medic to transport the patient (they need IVs, ECG en route, etc.)

Treated and Released usually means into the custody of PD.

Call Types
Medical emergencies 121
General Injuries 54
Injuries from Fire 1
Injuries from Assaults 9
Injuries from MVC 45
Other 1
Mechanism of Injury (Non-Medical)
Assault 8
Bicycle Accident 1
Burns/Thermal/Chemical 2
Drug Poisoning 1
Falls 33
Machinery Accidents 1
MVC – Public Road 43
Pedestrian Traffic Accident 1
Sports Injury 1
Stabbing 1

Notice above that we have 8 assaults, but 9 “Injuries from Assaults” – not sure how that came about, unless someone assaulted someone with a bicycle, or what…?

The Biggy – When Do the Tones Drop?
12:00:00 AM 11
1:00:00 AM 14
2:00:00 AM 10
3:00:00 AM 9
4:00:00 AM 9
5:00:00 AM 4
6:00:00 AM 5
7:00:00 AM 5
8:00:00 AM 5
9:00:00 AM 6
10:00:00 AM 8
11:00:00 AM 5
12:00:00 PM 6
1:00:00 PM 7
2:00:00 PM 8
3:00:00 PM 3
4:00:00 PM 4
5:00:00 PM 8
6:00:00 PM 22
7:00:00 PM 12
8:00:00 PM 23
9:00:00 PM 11
10:00:00 PM 16
11:00:00 PM 16
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