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The time the unit transporting to your hospital was notified by dispatch.
- For inter facility transfer patients, this is the time at which the unit
transporting the patient to your facility from the transferring facility was
notified by dispatch.
- For patients transported from the scene of injury to your hospital, this is the time at which the unit transporting the patient to your facility from the scene was dispatched.
- Collected as HH:MM.
- HH:MM should be collected as military time.
- Used to auto-generate an additional calculated field: Total EMS Time (elapsed time from EMS dispatch to hospital arrival).
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