Table 2

Mean time between dispatch and arrival for MFR (MFR-T) versus drone (UAV-T) at various distances (95% CI)

Straight-line distance (km)MFR-T (s)UAV-T (s)Mean difference between MFR-T and UAV-T
0.5 215 (190–240) 26 (24–28) 189 (164–214)
1.0 276 (242–310) 54 (49–59) 222 (188–256)
1.5 308 (261–355) 86 (83–89) 223 (176–270)
2.0 305 (277–333) 112 (109–115) 194 (166–222)
2.5 314 (271–357)
3.0 420 (353–487) 165 (163–167) 255 (188–322)
3.5 427 (354–500)
5.0 269 (266–272)
  • Bold values represent the mean team while the values in the parentheses represent the 95% confidence interval.

  • MFR-T, medical first responder-time; UAV-T, unmanned aerial vehicle-time.