Business case for emergency care data

by | Feb 23, 2022


health data, emergency data, register, geocoding, spatial analysis, accessibility


This business case for emergency care data focuses on out-of-hospital childbirths. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (FHS) collects a Medical Birth Register on the mother’s current and previous pregnancies, delivery and of the infant.

There is no information on the distance between the residence and birth hospital. This business case explores a model to enrich the data on out-of-hospital childbirths by adding the Emergency Care System’s location and health data to the Medical Birth Register’s dataset. The aim is to be able to provide comparable statistics on out-of-hospital childbirths to give the possibility to evaluate the recent decisions on centralizing childbirths to a certain number of hospitals.

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The whole business case ​ is here