Improving ambulance coverage in a mixed urban-rural region in Norway using mathematical modeling.

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Summary of "Improving ambulance coverage in a mixed urban-rural region in Norway using mathematical modeling."

Ambulance services play a crucial role in providing pre-hospital emergency care. In order to ensure quick responses, the location of the bases, and the distribution of available ambulances among these bases, should be optimized. In mixed urban-rural areas, this optimization typically involves a trade-off between backup coverage in high-demand urban areas and single coverage in rural low-demand areas. The aim of this study was to find the optimal distribution of bases and ambulances in the Vestfold region of Norway in order to optimize ambulance coverage.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0215385


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