Identifying rural-urban differences in the predictors of emergency ambulance service demand and misuse.

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Summary of "Identifying rural-urban differences in the predictors of emergency ambulance service demand and misuse."

This study aims to assess rural-urban differences in the predictors of emergency ambulance service (EAS) demand and misuse in New Taipei City. Identifying the predictors of EAS demand will help the EAS service managing authority in formulating focused policies to maintain service quality.


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Name: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi
ISSN: 0929-6646


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