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This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011, in a realignment of Federal efforts.

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Impact of Changing % of ALS Patients (Text Description)

This chart has as its vertical axis Total Evac Time (hrs) with 0 to 8 hours in 20 hour increments. The horizontal axis is % of All Patients Requiring ALS Transport, with percentages from 4% to 9%. The number of hospital patients is 1,384. If 4.1% of patients need ALS transport, the evacuation time will be 34.8 hours. If 5.2% of patients need transport, evacuation time increases to approximately 44.1 hours. If 6.3% need transport, evacuation time increases to 53.8 hours; If 7.3% need transport, the evacuation time increases t o 63.3 hours. If 8.4% evacuate, evacuation time increases to 73.5 hours.

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