Table 1

Spread of observation hours according to crew type, time and day

CharacteristicShift hours
(in rural setting)
Shift hours
(in urban setting)
Solo paramedic responder (rapid response vehicle)2424
Dual-crewed paramedic ambulance5676
Daytime (08:00-20:00)4476
Night time (20:00 – 08:00)3624
Weekday6076
Weekend2024