Characteristics and Challenges of Rural Ambulance Agencies - A Brief Review and Policy Considerations
Examines challenges including prolonged response and transport times, insufficient payment by insurers, transitions from volunteer to paid workforce, and lack of plans and policies to coordinate services. Features recommendations for identifying public policy considerations to stabilize rural ambulance agencies.
A. Clinton MacKinney, Keith J. Mueller, Andrew F. Coburn, et al.
Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
Access · Emergency medical services · Emergency medical technicians and paramedics · Funding · Health workforce supply and demand · Medicare · Policy