This contract extension was to continue to generate data from Maine's EMS management system for the purpose of evaluating EMS effectiveness. This study suggests support for the hypothesis that there is no significant difference in patient outcome between the reference group receiving BLS treatment and a comparison group receiving ALS treatments. Incomplete data complicated the process of implementing the proposed evaluation design using ridit analysis. The resulting modifications to the design will facilitate repetition of the study using 1981 data in hopes of generating more cells for analysis. Ambulance personnel should be encouraged to record accurate and complete prehospital data so that EMS effectiveness can be documented for funding purposes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maine Health Information Center

    EMS Data/Research Unit, PO Box 18, One Memorial Circle
    Augusta, ME  United States  04330

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Forbrich, N L
    • Johnson, S W
  • Publication Date: 1982-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-806 206
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-80-0-5174
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM