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Table 2 Medical characteristics of the population having requested PEMS intervention between 2001–2010 (numbers and percentages)

From: Trends of pre-hospital emergency medical services activity over 10 years: a population-based registry analysis

Variables 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Primary interventions 21722 21753 23225 23510 24630 25048 26170 27376 27603 28697
Medical problem*           
Trauma 5962 (28.1) 6138 (28.9) 6599 (29.2) 6634 (29.1) 6806 (28.6) 6721 (27.7) 7261 (28.6) 7399 (27.9) 7661 (28.6) 7965 (28.6)
Medical problem           
Coma 1804 (8.5) 1902 (9.0) 1991 (8.8) 2028 (8.9) 2024 (8.5) 2169 (8.9) 2419 (9.5) 2437 (9.2) 2505 (9.4) 2548 (9.2)
Chest pain 1594 (7.5) 1610 (7.6) 1586 (7.0) 1659 (7.3) 1697 (7.1) 1847 (7.6) 1967 (7.7) 1865 (7.0) 1565 (5.9) 1715 (6.2)
Dyspnoea 1233 (5.8) 1300 (6.1) 1442 (6.4) 1314 (5.8) 1544 (6.5) 1633 (6.7) 1710 (6.7) 1699 (6.4) 1693 (6.3) 1613 (5.8)
Cardiac arrest 506 (2.4) 495 (2.3) 500 (2.2) 466 (2.1) 533 (2.2) 544 (2.2) 525 (2.1) 543 (2.1) 574 (2.1) 559 (2.0)
Place of intervention           
Home    13436 (59.4) 13719 (60.3) 14575 (61.2) 15207 (62.6) 15488 (60.9) 15949 (60.1) 15999 (59.6) 16904 (60.6)
Public place    6229 (27.5) 6106 (26.8) 6021 (25.3) 5786 (23.8) 6073 (23.9) 6156 (23.2) 6231 (23.2) 6277 (22.5)
School or workplace    859 (3.8) 815 (3.6) 882 (3.7) 978 (4.0) 1082 (4.3) 1021 (3.9) 1117 (4.2) 1178 (4.2)
Hospital/private practice    690 (3.0) 693 (3.0) 767 (3.2) 840 (3.5) 1354 (5.3) 1816 (6.8) 1917 (7.1) 2105 (7.5)
Sport area    923 (4.1) 882 (3.9) 921 (3.9) 990 (4.1) 982 (3.9) 1105 (4.2) 1153 (4.3) 976 (3.5)
Other    497 (2.2) 550 (2.4) 638 (2.7) 495 (2.0) 443 (1.7) 491 (1.9) 419 (1.6) 450 (1.6)
  1. PEMS: prehospital emergency medical services; SMUR: emergency physicians sent simultaneously onsite;
  2. *The medical problem is related to the ECC keyword and not to a clinical diagnosis.