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Ambulance Service Activity

Information on Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) activity is collected for (a) incidents where a SAS resource attended and (b) conveyances where a patient was conveyed to hospital. The SAS activity data provides an indication of demand on unscheduled care services for people with suspected heart disease problems.

SAS records two main groupings of conditions which could indicate heart disease - heart problems and chest pains. Heart problems include cardiac history, abnormal breathing, chest pains, severe respiratory distress and abnormal heart rate. Chest pains include cardiac history, abnormal breathing, changing colour, nausea/vomiting, difficulty speaking between breaths and heart attack/angina history.

Analysis New/Updated Excel available Size National Statistics
Table SC1
Heart Problems - number of SAS incidents and conveyances by health board and sex.
21 Feb 2017 Download Excel file 58kb tick
Table SC2
Chest pains - number of SAS incidents and conveyances by health board and sex.
21 Feb 2017 Download Excel file 60kb tick

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