Rural Emergency Hospital Conversion: Critical Factors for EMS Support
Policy position paper focused on emergency medical services (EMS) in communities with hospitals converting to Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) status. Outlines barriers to EMS delivery in rural areas including funding, workforce, and community engagement and support. Includes policy recommendations.
Julie Bosak, Jed Hansen
National Rural Health Association
Community engagement and volunteerism · Emergency medical services · Emergency medical technicians and paramedics · Health workforce · Hospitals · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural Emergency Hospitals