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Characteristics and Challenges of Rural Ambulance Agencies - A Brief Review and Policy Considerations

Description
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.
Author(s)
A. Clinton MacKinney, Keith J. Mueller, Andrew F. Coburn, et al.
Date
01/2021
Type
Document
Organization
Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
Tagged as
Access · Emergency medical services · Emergency medical technicians and paramedics · Funding · Health workforce supply and demand · Medicare · Policy