Emergency medical services, forecasting, statistical model, temperature, weather
Given the aging population in Hong Kong and the ever rising demand for emergency ambulance services, this study aimed to examine the effects of seasonality and weather on the demand for emergency ambulance services in Hong Kong. The feasibility of using time series models and selected weather factors to forecast average daily ambulance demand over a month was also assessed.
Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine
Wong, H.,Lai, P.,& Chen, S. S. (2017). Biometeorological modelling and forecasting of monthly ambulancedemand for Hong Kong. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine, 24, 3-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/102490791702400101