National Assessment of Quality Programs in Emergency Medical Services

Michael Redlener, Patrick Olivieri, George T. Loo, Kevin Munjal, Michael T. Hilton, Katya Trudeau Potkin, Michael Levy, Jeffrey Rabrich, Michael R. Gunderson, Sabina A. Braithwaite

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Abstract

Objective: This study aims to understand the adoption of clinical quality measurement throughout the United States on an EMS agency level, the features of agencies that do participate in quality measurement, and the level of physician involvement. It also aims to barriers to implementing quality improvement initiatives in EMS. Methods: A 46-question survey was developed to gather agency level data on current quality improvement practices and measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-378
Number of pages9
JournalPrehospital Emergency Care
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 May 2018

Keywords

  • EMS practice
  • medical direction
  • quality improvement

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