EMS Performance Measures National Stakeholder Meeting Presentation, December 2014

Through the EMS Compass initiative, the EMS community will develop tools that can be used to measure EMS system performance and the quality of patient care. This will lead to unprecedented capability for local EMS agencies, systems, regions and states to assess conditions and embark on widespread improvement.
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EMS Performance Measures (2009)

Recommended attributes and indicators for system and service
performance. Read More


National Health Service (England) Ambulance Quality Indicators

This contains background material for the Ambulance System Indicators and Clinical Outcomes for all eleven Ambulance Services in England. Read More


California EMS Core Quality Measures Project

The purpose of the EMS system core measures project is to increase the accessibility and accuracy of pre-hospital data for public, policy, academic and research purposes to facilitate EMS system evaluation and improvement through a grant from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF). Ultimately, the project will highlight opportunities to improve the quality of patient care delivered within an EMS system. Read More

EMS Makes a Difference: Improved clinical outcomes and downstream healthcare savings (NEMSAC 2009)

A position statement from the National EMS Advisory Council.
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Institute for Healthcare Improvement – Establishing Measures

Measurement is a critical part of testing and implementing changes; measures tell a team whether the changes they are making actually lead to improvement. Measurement for improvement should not be confused with measurement for research. This difference is outlined in the table below. Read More


National Quality Forum

The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that works to catalyze improvements in healthcare. Read More