Access to Emergency Medical Services in Rural Areas: The Supporting Role of State EMS Agencies. UMN RHRC Working Paper #38.

Publication Date: February 1st, 2002
Publication Type(s): Working Paper
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Author(s): Knott, A.

The purpose of this study is to improve the limited knowledge about rural EMS and the support of rural EMS by state EMS agencies. A telephone survey of state EMS directors was completed in early 2001 and collected information regarding access to rural EMS, programs and initiatives by state EMS agencies that target rural and volunteer EMS providers, integration initiatives by rural EMS providers, issues in medical direction for rural EMS, and anticipated effects of the new Medicare fee schedule on rural EMS providers.

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