Medic Health

01 Dec NJ State EMS Review

Learning about EMS systems can be a challenge, but the more you learn, the more you know. In 2007, the State of New Jersey commissioned a consulting firm to review the State's EMS system, which is a patchwork of hospital-based providers and first aid squads....

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01 Dec EMS Measurement Definitions

EMS organizations struggle to measure clinical and operational process and outcome data. One of the key obstacles is absence of national standards and uniform definitions. The National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) and the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) partnered for an EMS...

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01 Dec NAEMSP Position Papers

The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) is a professional organization for EMS medical directors. Its members regularly write published, peer reviewed positions statements on topics from EMS care to response times. These papers are frequently published in Prehospital Emergency Care, but are available for...

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01 Dec ICMA QI Report on EMS

The International/City County Management Association (ICMA) commissioned a report for its members - who are city/county managers - to provide an overview of EMS. The report is titled: EMS in Critical Condition: Meeting the Challenge and authored by the partners and consulting staff at Fitch...

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28 Nov Ambulance Frequent Fliers

Today's Washington Post has an excellent case study of an ambulance frequent flier in Washington, DC. The article was balanced in describing the health care cost, ambulance issues, and the realities of this patient demographic. It also discussed a program at San Francisco Fire Department...

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