Comparison of strategies for the development of process measures in emergency medical services

by Carolyn Atkinson Thornell

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of Health Research, Statistics, and Technology, National Center for Health Services Research, Publisher: NCHSR Publications and Information Branch [distributor] in Hyattsville, Md

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  • Emergency medical services -- United States

Edition Notes

StatementCarolyn Atkinson Thornell
SeriesNCHSR research summary series, DHHS publication -- no. (PHS) 81-3277
ContributionsNational Center for Health Services Research, Boone, Young, and Associates
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 23 p. ;
Number of Pages23
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Open LibraryOL13604311M

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Comparison of strategies for the development of process measures in emergency medical services. Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of Health Research, Statistics, and Technology, National Center for Health Services Research: NCHSR Publications and Information Branch [distributor], These measures include performance rates on six chart-based process measures that address patient safety, care coordination, and medication use.

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At its earliest developmental stage, an EMS system is a system of emergency care that functions to reduce death and disability usually resulting from two epidemics: trauma and cardiac by: Title(s): Comparison of strategies for the development of process measures in emergency medical services/ Carolyn Atkinson Thornell.

Country of Publication: United States Publisher: Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of Health Research, Statistics, and Technology, National Center for Health.

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