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Website National Portal
Region Europe
Sub-Region Northern Europe
Income * High income
Income Value 55,970
USD, GNI per capita
Population 9,382,297
E-Government Development Index 0.8704
Rank 6 of 193
E-Participation Index 0.7627
Rank 27 of 193
* Income data refer to World Bank classification

Life-saving SMS service in Sweden

The Swedish Government has implemented a country-wide program called SMSlivräddare, or SMSLifesaver, where citizen volunteers can enrol to receive an SMS text when there is a heart attack victim nearby, allowing trained citizens to reach the victim and provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Upon receiving an alert through an emergency hotline, the call centre will send SMSlifesavers within a quarter mile (500 meters) vicinity a text message with an address and map. Cardiac arrest victims are able to get quickest help possible through this automatic SMS service and it has proven to save more lives as compared to sole reliance of the ambulance service. The average response time of ambulance is eight minutes whereas SMS-livräddare-volunteers have proven to respond quicker and reach victims before ambulances in 54 per cent of cases. Stockholm County has seen a rise in survival rates after cardiac arrest from 3 per cent to nearly 11 per cent, over the last decade.

Source: SMSlivräddare

E-Government (2016 EGDI: 0.8704)
2016 Rank 6
2014 Rank 14
Change -8
E-Participation (2016 EPART: 0.7627)
2016 Rank 27
2014 Rank 45
Change -18

E-Government Development Index

EGDI Rank 2016 2014 2012 2010 2008 2005
Sweden 6 14 7 12 1 3

E-Participation Index

EPART Rank 2016 2014 2012 2010 2008 2005
Sweden 27 45 15 23 9 14

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