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Resource ID: #23845
Subject: Ambulances
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Date: 04/13/2008; 04/14/2008



"'Code 3,' a two-day series that focused on ambulance delays in San Francisco, provided a rare glimpse inside an inherently complex and often secretive bureaucracy." Findings included: 439 people died while waiting for the ambulance to arrive; in 27 percent of high-priority medical calls, first responders failed to meet the city's time standard; and the city's 911 call center was the weakest link.

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