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BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 12 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1328

Europe promotes use of 112 as emergency number: The European Commission has launched a website to improve public awareness and use of 112 as the single medical, police, and fire emergency telephone number throughout Europe. The website includes a report detailing levels of 112 use in the European Union, including the ability of operators to speak foreign languages for tourists in distress. UK 112 operators answered 98% …

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