A national group of State Office of Rural Health and State EMS Directors worked on creating a “Rural EMS Survey Tool”, a short survey that would both help states assess the capacity of rural (and urban) services, while also providing them a mini-roadmap to ‘gold star’ performance in each attribute.
By listing examples for each numerical score, the survey creates both a quantitative and qualitative analysis. If services are identified, it allows for the creation of cohorts for technical assistance and support by State Offices. If locations are identified, it allows for geographic analysis (rural vs urban, etc).
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