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Table 1 CFR schemes by urban rural classification [36]

From: The experience of community first responders in co-producing rural health care: in the liminal gap between citizen and professional

CFR scheme Study number No. of volunteers* Reasons for inclusion in studies Remote & Rural** (6 fold classification)
Scheme 1 2 8 Scheme described by the ambulance service as established. Remote rural
Scheme 2 2 2 Remote island location with small number of volunteers. Remote rural
Scheme 3 2 10 Co-response scheme with the Fire Brigade. Rural area
Scheme 4 2 6 Newly established suburban scheme Other urban area
Scheme 5 2 30 Larger number of volunteers, busy, urban scheme near to city area. Other urban area
Scheme 6 2 21 Larger scheme, covering a collection of small towns Small town
Scheme 7 1 9 Recently established scheme, remote & rural location. Remote rural
  1. *Number of volunteers “active” at the time of the study.
  2. **The Scottish Government Urban Rural 6 folds Classification (Scotland).
  3. Large Urban Areas” Settlements over 125 000 people.
  4. Other Urban Areas” Settlements of 10,000 to 125 000 people.
  5. Accessible Small Towns” Settlements of between 3 000 and 10 000 people and within a 30 minute drive time of a Settlement of 10 000 or more.
  6. Remote Small Towns” Settlements of between 3 000 and 10 000 people and with a drive time of over 30 minutes to a Settlement of 10 000 or more.
  7. Accessible Rural” Areas with a population of less than 3 000 people and within a 30 minute drive time of a Settlement of 10 000 or more.
  8. Remote Rural” Areas with a population of less than 3 000 people and with a drive time of over 30 minutes to a Settlement of 10 000 or more.