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Resources by Topic: Emergency medical services

Wisconsin EMS Agencies Interactive Map
Provides county-level data on emergency medical service (EMS) agencies in Wisconsin. Map is searchable by level of rurality, service license level, service type, county, and region trauma regions.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Air Ambulance: Data Collection and Transparency Needed to Enhance DOT Oversight
Addresses various aspects of air transport for critically ill patients, including the amount charged for service, factors affecting the service, and actions the federal government could take to provide pricing oversight. Discusses the implications and importance of air transport for rural areas throughout.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Reducing Rural Opioid Overdoses Webinar Recording
Webinar recording discusses the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) Report on Lessons from Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant Recipients. Features presentations by FORHP Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal (ROOR) grantees: MaineGeneral Medical Center in Maine and Project Renew in West Virginia.
Additional links: MaineGeneral Webinar Slides, Project Renew Webinar Slides
Date: 06/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Lights and Siren Use by Emergency Medical Services (EMS): Above All Do No Harm
Explores traditional reasons for EMS to use lights and sirens (L&S), with statistics and data from 2015 on 911 call incidents response and patient transport to medical facilities, with breakdowns by rural, suburban, urban, and wilderness locations. Also contains literature review of L&S-related articles from scholarly and non-peer reviewed journals.
Author(s): Douglas F. Kupas
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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North Dakota Department of Health Biennial Report: 2015-2017
Highlights the goals and accomplishments of the North Dakota Department of Health during the 2015-2017 biennium, in the areas of community health, emergency preparedness and response, environmental health, health resources, medical services, and local public health units. Includes information on rural healthcare facilities and rural health promotion programs.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota Department of Health
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Promising Practice: GA SORH Looks at the Feasibility of EMS Regionalization in the State
Reports on a study undertaken by the Georgia State Office of Rural Health (GA-SORH) and the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) to determine if regionalization of emergency medical services (EMS) among counties was feasible as a way to fill the gaps left from the closure of several rural hospitals in the state.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the Flex Program
Features a webinar recording reviewing EMS related activities funded in the fiscal year (FY) 2015 - FY 2017 Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) grant cycle. Discusses Flex Program needs, recommendations from stakeholders, and opportunities for future improvement.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 03/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Evaluation of Rural vs Urban Trauma Patients Served by 9-1-1 Emergency Medical Services
Evaluates differences in rural and urban emergency medical services (EMS) using injury severity, care process, and mortality among injured patients based on data from rural and urban Oregon and Washington. Addresses distance to trauma centers, EMS structures, timing of death, and other factors.
Author(s): Craig D. Newgard, Rongwei Fu, Eileen Bulger, et al.
Citation: JAMA Surgery, 152(1), 11-18
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
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Kansas Ambulance Service Assessment
Reports the results of a statewide emergency medical services (EMS) assessment conducted in 201, to determine operational capacity and resource allocation strategies. Covers EMS agency, respondent, and geographic characteristics by population density peer group, such as frontier, rural, and densely-populated rural.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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Rural Risk: Geographic Disparities in Trauma Mortality
Examines injury mortality between rural and urban residents with traumatic injuries using data from the 2009 to 2010 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample study. Includes rural and urban statistics by age group, mortality, trauma designation, census region, and other variables.
Author(s): Molly P. Jarman, Renan C. Castillo, Anthony R. Carlini, Lisa M. Kodadek, Adil H. Haider
Citation: Surgery, 160(6), 1551-1559
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
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