2017 EMS Trend Report: The forces shaping the future of EMS

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Throughout the past nine months I had the opportunity to oversee the data analysis for the 2017 EMS Trend Report.  I worked with industry partners from RedFlash Group, EMS1, and Fitch & Associates.


The second year of the EMS Trend Report continues the effort of EMS1, Fitch & Associates and the National EMS Management Association to assess and monitor changes in the EMS profession. We surveyed a cohort of EMS agencies – representative of different service models and geography – about clinical care, operations and the future of the EMS profession.

Use the report findings comparing 2016 to 2017 to see where your agency stands amongst the EMS Trend Cohort and get a glimpse into how those agencies are changing. In addition, we examine the critical need for fatigue management to reduce risks to patients and providers, as well as the importance of adopting a consistent identity for the profession. A panel of EMS physicians and leaders discusses the most interesting findings of the 2017 EMS Trend Report, how those findings might be best applied and what we might expect to see in future years.

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