Modelling the cost of providing ambulance services

McArthur, D. P., Gregersen, F. A. and Hagen, T. P. (2014) Modelling the cost of providing ambulance services. Journal of Transport Geography, 34, pp. 175-184. (doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.12.004)

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to study how regional demography and accessibility patterns influence the cost of providing ambulance services. A secondary aim is to project future costs and demand for ambulance services based on population projections. We use data from south-east Norway, an area with both urban and rural areas. Our results show that accessibility patterns, urbanisation and demography are important factors in determining costs. Furthermore, an ageing population and an ongoing process of urbanisation will have an impact on both the demand for ambulance transport and the cost of providing these services.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mcarthur, Dr David
Authors: McArthur, D. P., Gregersen, F. A., and Hagen, T. P.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Transport Geography
Publisher:Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN:0966-6923
ISSN (Online):1873-1236

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