Emergency Medical Service Outcome Measurement Strategies for State Flex Programs
MRHRC, Emergency Medical Services, outcomes, evaluation, State Flex Program
Emergency Medical Services, Evaluation
Written by research staff at the USM Flex Monitoring Team, this policy brief on EMS measurement strategies for State Flex Programs (SFPs) targets an important need – the ability to monitor and document the impact of the Flex Program over time. This is an area in which SFPs have struggled for some time. This brief presents a framework that connects the activity categories under the EMS program area into a strategic process within individual project years as well as across the project funding cycle. This framework consists of a series of steps that move sequentially from identifying the needs to be addressed, educational programing to prepare participants to engage in proposed interventions, development of shared learning collaboratives/cohorts to support performance improvement, and the implementation of interventions to address identified needs. It further provides practical examples of EMS performance improvement activities with short, intermediate, and long-term outcomes necessary to document program impact over time. It also connects these activities through examples of a causal pathway with subsequent activities building on early activities to move toward desired long-term goals.
HRSA-Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
PHS Grant No. U27RH01080
Gale, J. A., Pearson, K., Jewell, C., Kahn-Troster, S., & Rosati, K. (2023). Emergency Medical Service Outcome Measurement Strategies for State Flex Programs [Policy Brief]. USM Flex Monitoring Team.