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Table 15. Estimated Patient Transport Vehicle Needs

Vehicle Type Percentage of Patients Transported
per Vehicle Type
Scenario 1 Scenario 2
Bus 25% 50%
BLS Ambulance 50% 25%
Wheelchair Van 25% 25%

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