Table 1

Essential characteristics of the applied quality indicators

Quality indicatorFeasibilityRankabilityVariabilityActionabilityDocumentation
Able to respond immediately when alarmedGoodGoodGoodPoorFair28 29
Time to arrival of P-EMSGoodGoodGoodPoorFair28 29
On scene timeGoodFairFairGoodFair11 30–32
Time to preferred destinationGoodGoodGoodPoorGood33 34
Patients arriving hospital aliveGoodGoodFairFairGood35 36
Debriefed responsesGoodGoodGoodGoodFair37 38
Adverse eventsGoodGoodPoorGoodGood39 40
Complete documentationGoodGoodGoodGoodGood41 42
Guidelines for actual medical problemGoodGoodGoodGoodFair43–46
P-EMS involvement in dispatchGoodGoodGoodFairPoor47
P-EMS necessary to provide appropriate careGoodGoodGoodFairFair48 49
Provision of advanced treatmentGoodGoodGoodPoorFair50 51
Significant logistical contributionGoodGoodGoodPoorGood33 34 52
Patients enrolled in research projectsGoodGoodFairGoodFair7
Care for relativesGoodGoodFairGoodFair53–55
  • P-EMS, physician-staffed emergency medical services.