TITLE

Despite Efforts to Date, EMS Problems Remain

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, Bruce
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Nov2006, Vol. 50 Issue 11, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the report "Emergency Medical Services: At the Crossroads." The report has been given by the Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System. According to the report, no solution has been found for the problems related to the profession of emergency medical services (EMS). In majority of EMS systems, fire departments play a significant role. EMS research is as important as fire prevention or ladder testing.
ACCESSION #
23324699

 

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