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Poor ambulance response causes 700 deaths annually in Ireland

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 11 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1176
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    Up to 700 people die in the Republic of Ireland each year because of the slow response times of ambulances in rural areas, according to research by the country's Association of Ambulance Personnel. The association has said that the patchy service is the result of health authorities trying to save money. It has compiled figures showing that at night time it takes an average of 20 …

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