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“Motorcycle Ambulance” the Policy to Promote Health and Sustainable Development in Large Cities

Version 1 : Received: 17 July 2021 / Approved: 20 July 2021 / Online: 20 July 2021 (14:49:36 CEST)

How to cite: Apiratwarakul, K.; Suzuki, T.; Çelebi, İ.; Tiamkao, S.; Bhudhisawasdi, V.; Pearkao, C.; Ienghong, K. “Motorcycle Ambulance” the Policy to Promote Health and Sustainable Development in Large Cities. Preprints 2021, 2021070455 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0455.v1). Apiratwarakul, K.; Suzuki, T.; Çelebi, İ.; Tiamkao, S.; Bhudhisawasdi, V.; Pearkao, C.; Ienghong, K. “Motorcycle Ambulance” the Policy to Promote Health and Sustainable Development in Large Cities. Preprints 2021, 2021070455 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0455.v1).

Abstract

Motorcycles can be considered a new form of smart vehicle when taking into account their small and modern structure and due to the fact that nowadays they are used in the new role of ambu-lance to rapidly reach emergency patients in large cities with traffic congestion. However, there is no study regarding the measuring of access time for motorcycle ambulances in large cities of Thailand. Therefore, this study aims to compare access times to patients between motorcycle ambulances and conventional ambulances, including analysis of the use of AED installed on motorcycle ambulances to contribute to the sustainable development of public health policies. In two hundred and seventy-one operations, it was found that the times from dispatch to vehicle (ambulance and motorlance) being en route and times from the 1669 center (center for com-mand-and-control EMS in Thailand) call receipt to arrival on scene (response time) of motorcycle ambulances was shorter than that of a conventional ambulance and the use of AED on a motor-cycle ambulance can increase the chances of survival for patients with cardiac arrest outside the hospital in public places where AEDs are not available and in all cases where access to an AED was less than eight minutes.

Keywords

emergency health services; emergency medical services; motorcycles; health policy; cardiac arrest; response time; two-wheelers; ambulances

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