EMS SYSTEM. BENCH MARK COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE SYSTEM PLAN FOR MATCOG / MDDD AGENCY

An emergency medical services (EMS) system plan is presented for six Tennessee counties, including the City of Memphis, Tennessee. Following documentation of the need for such a system in the area, the roles of the various components of the EMS system organization (local government, EMS Council, Mid-South Medical Center Council) in plan development and implementation are outlined. Goals, objectives, and priorities are presented in a schematic framework for EMS system planning. The three areawide goals are to minimize death and disability caused by heart attacks and other sudden physical illnesses, motor accidents and other accidental causes, and suicides and other psychological causes. Examples of targets, programs, and projects are presented. This benchmark plan document represents the role of the Mid-South Council, which is to develop general framework and policy planning and to foster planning by the EMS Council and technical groups. Existing EMS resources are described, estimates of ambulance needs are presented, and two possible decision-making processes (one - system or sub - system concepts) are outlined. Appendices present data from areawide hospital emergency department and ambulance surveys; a map depicting existing EMS resources; a description of patient linkages within the EMS system; and a diagram illustrative of patient flow through the system. Portions of this document are not fully legible.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mid-South Medical Center Council Incorporated

    Menphis, TN  USA 

    Public Health Service

    5600 Fishers Lane
    Rockville, MD  USA  20852
  • Publication Date: 1973-4-17

Media Info

  • Pagination: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: PHS-04-P-000-025-02
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM