Częstość korzystania z usług Pogotowia Ratunkowego przez osoby w starszym wieku
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The ambulance services play a specific role in activities of the health service, thees sence of which lies in providing immediate aid to persons in emergency. The sample survey conducted in selected ambulance units in the urban provinces of Łódź, Kalisz and Włocławek allowed to determine the frequency with which ambulance services were utilized according to age; and sex of the patients. It was found that elderly people belonged to regular patients benefitting from ambulance services. The rate with which ambulance services are requested by this group of people in case of illness or to transport patients is quite high. It was observed that elderly women were using ambulance services less frequently than men. There exist also territorial differences in frequency of the services provid by ambulance units. And thus, the elderly people in the urban province of Łódź were using the ambulance services more often than those living in the administrative provinces of Kalisz and Włocławek.