Call Statistics for 2009

So, here we are – call volume for 2009 (DTs and his merry crew only, not corporate- or station-wide.)  Note that we work about 2 days a week – 104 days a year.  817 calls therefore represents an average call volume of 7.85 calls/shift.

The actual distribution is as follows:

Call Volume Distribution
Calls per Day Occurrences
1 24
2 42
3 21
4 12
5 18
6 23
7 16
8 12
9 11
10 4
11 1
12 1

Call Volume
Total times toned out 817
ALS 432
BLS 341
CCT 9
NICU 23
PICU 12
Placed In Service 65
Lights and Sirens per MD 29

The demographics also includes information for patients who refused transport, or for patients where the information is known but we were placed in service.

Demographics
Male 390
Female 425
Average Age 53.29 years
Min Age 1 hour
Max Age 102 years
Min Weight 0 kg
Max Weight 270 kg

Total weight lifted by DTs and his groaning compatriots:  56,583 kg  ( 124,483 pounds).  Yikes.


As usual, if the patient speaks English they are not counted here; this is strictly monolingual patients. Dahri and Pashtun are combined into “Farsi”; a distinction is made between Urdu and Hindi, of course.  Spanish is Spanish – no distinction is made between the various dialects.

Patient Language
Spanish 22
Farsi 6
Korean 5
Urdu or Hindi 3
French 2
Amharic 1
Arabic 1
Chinese 1
Russian 1

Chief complaints sorted by count, then alphabetically. As usual, chest pains dominate the call volume.

Chief Compaints
CC F M Total Result
Total Result 425 389 817
Chest pain 47 41 88
Pneumonia 12 18 30
Abd pain 16 9 25
Dyspnea 9 13 22
AMS 10 11 21
Appendicitis 8 12 20
Suicidal ideation 14 6 20
CVA 12 6 18
Premature birth 10 7 17
Syncope 8 8 16
CHF 6 7 13
Fever 7 6 13
AMI 1 11 12
Atrial fibrillation 7 5 12
Fall 7 5 12
Seizures 5 7 12
UTI 7 5 12
Cellulitis 5 6 11
FX – hip 6 4 10
Anemia 7 2 9
Pancreatitis 6 3 9
Psychosis 2 6 9
Asthma 3 5 8
Overdose, suicidal 7 1 8
Routine checkup 5 3 8
Small bowel obstruction 5 3 8
FX – femur 4 3 7
Renal failure 2 5 7
Respiratory distress 1 6 7
G-tube replacement 3 3 6
Sepsis 3 3 6
Subdural hematoma 3 3 6
Vomiting 5 1 6
Bleed – GI 1 4 5
Cholecystitis 3 2 5
DKA 5 5
FX – ankle 5 5
FX – spine 4 1 5
Hypoglycemia 3 2 5
Injury – head 4 1 5
Atrial flutter 4 4
Backache 2 2 4
Bleed – head 4 4
COPD 3 1 4
Failure to thrive 3 1 4
FX – rib 3 1 4
Hypotension 1 3 4
Laceration – head 2 2 4
Meningitis 1 3 4
Overdose, accidental 1 3 4
Pneumothorax 2 2 4
Pulmonary embolism 4 4
TIA 4 4
Weakness 2 2 4
Allergic reaction 1 2 3
Bipolar 3 3
Bleed – intracranial 2 1 3
Bronchitis 2 1 3
Cath replacement 3 3
Dehydration 1 2 3
Gastroenteritis 1 2 3
Head trauma 2 1 3
Hematuria 3 3
Hyperkalemia 2 1 3
Hypertension 1 2 3
Injury – hip 2 1 3
Joint pain 1 2 3
Kidney stones 1 2 3
Pylonephritis 3 3
Schizophrenia 1 2 3
Airway obstruction 2 2
Bleed – vaginal 2 2
Bradycardia 1 1 2
Bronchospasm 1 1 2
Burn 2 2
Complications – surgical 2 2
Depression 2 2
Detox 1 1 2
Dislocation, shoulder 2 2
Dizziness 1 1 2
Ectopic pregnancy 2 2
Encephalopathy 1 1 2
FX – skull 2 2
Gangrene 2 2
Headache 1 1 2
Hyponatremia 1 1 2
Infection 2 2
Injury – face 1 1 2
Injury – spine 1 1 2
Laceration 1 1 2
Nausea 1 1 2
Pain – hip 2 2
Palpitations 2 2
Poisoning 1 1 2
Sciatica 2 2
Spinal stenosis 1 1 2
Swelling 2 2
Tachycardia 1 1 2
Thrombocytopenia 2 2
Tumor, brain 1 1 2
Ulcer 2 2
Urinary retention 2 2
Wheezing 1 1 2
Wound care 1 1 2
Abd pain – traumatic 1 1
Abdominal mass 1 1
Abscess 1 1
Abscess – peritonsilar 1 1
Abscess – rectal 1 1
ACS 1 1
Acute coronary syndrome 1 1
Alzheimers 1 1
Amputation 1 1
Amputation – bka 1 1
Aneurism 1 1
Angioedema 1 1
Arrhythmia 1 1
Bacteremia 1 1
Bleed – rectal 1 1
Bleed – subarachnoid 1 1
Blurred vision 1 1
Bowel necrosis 1 1
Bowel obstruction 1 1
CA – pancreatic 1 1
CAD 1 1
Cancer 1 1
Cardiomyopathy 1 1
Central cord syndrome 1 1
Colitis 1 1
Complications, shunt 1 1
Confusion 1 1
Contusion 1 1
Convulsions 1 1
Cough 1 1
Dementia 1
Diabetes, new onset 1 1
Diarrhea 1 1
Diplopia 1 1
Dysphagia 1 1
Dysrhythmia 1 1
Epistaxis 1 1
Esophageal atresia 1 1
Eye – ruptured globe 1 1
Fatigue 1 1
Flu 1 1
Foley replacement 1 1
FX – arm 1 1
FX – compression 1 1
FX – foot 1 1
FX – humerus 1 1
FX – jaw 1 1
FX – tib/fib 1 1
Gallstones 1 1
Gastritis 1 1
Gout 1 1
Guillain-Barre syndrome 1 1
Hallucinations 1 1
Hemoptysis 1 1
Hepatic mass 1 1
Hernia 1 1
Hypertensive crisis 1 1
Hypokalemia 1 1
Hypomagnesemia 1 1
Hypoxemia 1 1
Infection – foot 1 1
Injury – ankle 1 1
Injury – arm 1 1
Injury – eye 1 1
Injury – toe 1 1
Knee surgery 1 1
Labor 1 1
Laceration – arm 1 1
Laceration – scalp 1 1
Laceration – spleen 1 1
Leg injury 1 1
Leg pain 1 1
Leukocytosis 1 1
Liver failure 1 1
Lymphoma 1 1
Malaise 1 1
Mastoiditis 1 1
Migraine 1 1
Multiple sclerosis 1 1
Muscle spasms 1 1
Myelopathy 1 1
Neck pain 1 1
Neutropenia 1 1
Osteoarthritis 1 1
Ovarian cyst 1 1
Overdose, suici 1 1
Pacemaker insertion 1 1
Pain – arm 1 1
Pain – limb 1 1
Pain – throat 1 1
Pelvic mass 1 1
Pericardial effusion 1 1
Pericarditis 1 1
Peritonitis 1 1
Pharyngitis 1 1
Plasmapheresis 1 1
Post sleep study 1 1
Post-surgery 1 1
Pregnancy 1 1
Prostatitis 1 1
Pulmonary hypertension 1 1
Pulmonary insufficiency 1 1
Renal insufficiency 1 1
Respiratory abnormality 1 1
Respiratory failure 1 1
RSV 1 1
Shoulder pain 1 1
Sickle cell crisis 1 1
Stabbing 1 1
STEMI 1 1
Subarachnoid hemmhorage 1 1
Suicidal attempt (non-OD) 1 1
Surgical consult 1 1
TBI 1 1
Transcerebral ischemia 1 1
Unstable angina 1 1
Urosepsis 1 1
Volvulus 1 1
VTach 1 1
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