Emergency Medical Services and the Federal Government’s Evolving Role: What Rural and Frontier Emergency Medical Services Advocates Should Know

P. Daniel Patterson, 2007. Examines the debate around recent recommendations for an expanded federal role in supporting Emergency Medical Services (EMS). If federal expansion were to occur, the author recommends that responsibility for EMS be placed in the Department of … Continue reading

Emergency Medical Services and the Federal Government’s Evolving Role: What Rural and Frontier Emergency Medical Services Advocates Should Know

P. Daniel Patterson, 2007. Journal of Rural Health, 22(2), 97-101. Examines the debate around recent recommendations for an expanded federal role in supporting Emergency Medical Services (EMS). If federal expansion were to occur, the author recommends that responsibility for EMS … Continue reading

Emergency Medical Services in Frontier Areas: Volunteer Community Organizations

Frontier Education Center, 2006. This report provides information on paid and volunteer Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers in frontier and rural areas. Current challenges to the continuation of volunteer Emergency Medical Services in some areas are cited including: volunteer availability, … Continue reading

Expected annual emergency miles per ambulance: an indicator for measuring availability of Emergency Medical Services resources

P. Daniel Patterson, Janice C. Probst, Charity G. Moore, 2006. This paper proposes a county-level indicator of EMS resource availability that takes into consideration existing EMS resources (ambulances), population health and demographics, and geographic factors. The indicator, the EXpected annual … Continue reading

Investigating Rural EMS Infrastructure: A Developmental Methodology For Measuring The Availability Of EMS Resources

P. Daniel Patterson, Janice C. Probst, Charity G. Moore, 2004. Explores a potential indicator of EMS availability, the Expected Annual Emergency Miles per Ambulance (EXAMB). Findings showed that in three of the five states studied, EXAMB values varied in parallel … Continue reading

Rural Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Infrastructure (Fact Sheet)

South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, 2004. Prehospital care has become an important element in the spectrum of health services. Approaches for comparing the availability of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) across communities are a first step in developing policies that … Continue reading