ESO EMS Index 2022
Insights and Best Practices for EMS Agencies
Understand the big-picture performance of EMS agencies across the United States as outlined in the 2022 ESO EMS Index. Based on data from more than 2,000 agencies and departments across the country and representing 9.9 million EMS responses between January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021, the Index helps EMS leaders answer questions such as:
- Is my organization performing similarly to other organizations around the country when it comes to best practices surrounding certain clinical presentations, such as stroke identification and assessment?
- Are we properly monitoring patients following our use of ketamine in emergent situations?
- Are we practicing judicious use of lights and siren?
- Are we above or below the national average when it comes to responding to overdose events?
- What best practices can my organization implement to help measure and address disparities in prehospital care?
- How can I help my organization support EMS clinicians with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver death notifications?
- How do our responses ending in non-transport compare to the national average?
- What are the best practices for each metric in this Index and how can I make sure we are following these at our organization?
Now in its fifth year, this Index not only examines the performance, but makes comparisons to the previous year’s data. Therefore, the best practices are informed by several years of data, as well as the practical, firsthand experience of seasoned medical professionals.
Read the Index for analysis of stroke assessment performance, ketamine administration, overdose encounter trends, and more. Access the 2022 Index here or, to have it delivered to your inbox, complete the form.