Characterizing Local EMS Systems

Emergency medical services (EMS) systems are configured differently depending on several factors, including the size, demographics, geography, and politics of the local communities they serve. Although some information exists about the organization, financing, and delivery of EMS in the Nation's 200 largest cities, there is less information available about how services are organized outside large urban areas, in which 75 percent of the nation's population resides. There is little evidence to support alternative system designs and configurations in terms of their impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery. To this end, there is a need to document the variation in system configurations so they may be evaluated on a common basis.


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 811 824
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-08-H-00194
  • Created Date: Sep 12 2013 12:02PM