Exploring State Data Sources to Monitor Rural Emergency Medical Services Performance Improvement

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Briefing Paper

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EMS, Flex Monitoring Team, Data, State programs, policy, MRHRC


In this briefing paper, researchers from the University of Southern Maine's Flex Monitoring Team examined data sources to help rural EMS agencies and State Flex Programs monitor and improve rural EMS performance. Through their work with an expert panel and a review of EMS data collection efforts, they identified barriers to as well as opportunities for EMS agencies, State EMS offices, and State Flex Programs to improve the collection, reporting and use of EMS data.

For more information on this study, please contact the principal investigator, John Gale at john.gale@maine.edu