METHODOLOGIES FOR THE EVALUATION IMPROVEMENT OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS

The project developed and demonstrated methodologies for the evaluation of existing and of proposed systems for the delivery of emergency medical services, which are adaptable to a wide variety of situations. An appreciative overview is presented which examines emergency medical services in terms of a historical perspective; the evolving social, cultural and technical environments in which they are embedded; how they are viewed by the users, health professionals and provider organizations; and the forces that tend to facilitate and to inhibit their change. Three kinds of models are presented: (1) those for the prediction of the demands for emergency medical services, (2) those for the prediction of the operating characteristics of proposed EMS systems, and (3) those for the prediction of medical outcomes. Six modifications of existing emergency medical services were demonstrated and their results examined, including benefits and costs where appropriate.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Graduate School of Management
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90024

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Andrews, R B
    • Davis, L E
    • Bettman, J R
    • Granit, R K
    • Silar, K F
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 567 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092394
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-648
  • Contract Numbers: FH-11-6849
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM