The widely cited EMS Agenda for the Future examines three decades of learnings and presents a unifying vision for the future of EMS.
Advancing EMS Systems
EMS systems are highly complex, integrated structures with multiple components, each with their own mission, working together to collectively benefit patients in need. Yet, while the makeup of EMS systems varies from one locale to another, one priority that remains constant is the need for all of the components within a system (e.g., dispatch, first responders, fire departments, ambulance agencies, emergency medicine) to function in a cohesive way.
NHTSA’s Office of EMS works with its Federal partners, alongside State officials and national stakeholder organizations, to support efforts to promote, assess, measure and plan EMS at the system level. These efforts ultimate foster EMS systems that are sustainable, forward-looking, and integrated with the evolving health care system.
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