Ambulance services - average cost of call out, per incident (HE3.0)can help you understand the value of


£216 per incident

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"This cost has been calculated from the National Health Service Reference Costs 2013-14, and represents the average cost per call-out for ambulance services where the patient is seen, treated accordingly, and either referred or conveyed to hospital (Currency codes ASS01 and ASS02). It has been derived from the weighted average of the two 'See ...' cost lines given in the 'AMB' worksheet in the source database - the individual costs are given below as subsidiary measures. Other subsidiary measures provide costs for 999 calls to ambulance services without further action, and 999 calls to ambulance services where treatment advice or onward referral is provided over the telephone, but an ambulance is not sent out. Across all these measures, the weighted average for calls to ambulance services is £99 (2013-14 prices; derived from currency codes ASS01, ASS02, ASC1 and ASH1)." This valuation has been taken from New Economy's Unit Cost Database. The Unit Cost Database "brings together more than 600 cost estimates in a single place, most of which are national costs derived from government reports and academic studies. The costs cover crime, education & skills, employment & economy, fire, health, housing and social services." The valuation has been taken from Outcome Category "CRIME", Outcome Detail " DOMESTIC VIOLENCE". In the Unit Cost Database, this valuation related to stakeholder "State". For more information see:
Reference Cost Collection: National Schedule of Reference Costs - Year 2013-14 - weighted average of currency codes ASS01 and ASS02 ('AMB' worksheet). (This valuation has been sourced from New Economy's Unit Cost Database, which can be accessed here:

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