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The Resource Emergency medical services at the crossroads, Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System, Board on Health Care Services

Emergency medical services at the crossroads, Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System, Board on Health Care Services

Label
Emergency medical services at the crossroads
Title
Emergency medical services at the crossroads
Statement of responsibility
Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System, Board on Health Care Services
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a critical component of our nation's emergency and trauma care system, providing response and medical transport to millions of sick and injured Americans each year. At its best, EMS is a crucial link to survival in the chain of care, but within the last several years, complex problems facing the emergency care system have emerged. Press coverage has highlighted instances of slow EMS response times, ambulance diversions, trauma center closures, and ground and air medical crashes. This heightened public awareness of problems that have been building over time has underscored the need for a review of the U.S. emergency care system. Emergency Medical Services provides the first comprehensive study on this topic. This new book examines the operational structure of EMS by presenting an in-depth analysis of the current organization, delivery, and financing of these types of services and systems. By addressing its strengths, limitations, and future challenges this book draws upon a range of concerns: (1) The evolving role of EMS as an integral component of the overall health care system; (2) EMS system planning, preparedness, and coordination at the federal, state, and local levels; (3) EMS funding and infrastructure investments; (4) EMS workforce trends and professional education; (5) EMS research priorities and funding
Member of
Cataloging source
Nz
Dewey number
362.18
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA645.5
LC item number
.E473 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 H-001
  • WX 215
NLM item number
E53509 2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
Series statement
Future of emergency care series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emergency medical services
  • Disaster medicine
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Health Care Reform
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Disaster medicine
  • Emergency medical services
Label
Emergency medical services at the crossroads, Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System, Board on Health Care Services
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- History and current state of EMS -- Building a 21st-century emergency and trauma care system -- Supporting a high-quality EMS workforce -- Advancing system infrastructure -- Preparing for disasters -- Optimizing prehospital care through research
Control code
228171913
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309659703
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)228171913
Label
Emergency medical services at the crossroads, Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System, Board on Health Care Services
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- History and current state of EMS -- Building a 21st-century emergency and trauma care system -- Supporting a high-quality EMS workforce -- Advancing system infrastructure -- Preparing for disasters -- Optimizing prehospital care through research
Control code
228171913
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309659703
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)228171913

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