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2021 ESO EMS Index: Mid-Year Update

Insights and Best Practices for EMS Agencies

As we gear up for the rest of year, where do you stand? Understanding the big-picture performance of EMS agencies across the United States allows us all to improve community health and safety through the power of data.

For the Mid-Year Index, we look at the same metrics as first half of 2021 (January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021) to see how they compare to the 2020 numbers. Those metrics include:

  • Stroke Assessment Performance
  • Ketamine Administration with Weight Recorded
  • Transports Without Lights and Sirens
  • Non-Transport Dispositions
  • Percent of Patients with Suspected Overdose
  • COVID-19 and Influenza-Like Illness Impressions
  • NEW – Bystander CPR

These findings are based on data from more than 2,000 agencies and departments across the country and represent 4.6 million 911 calls (out of 10.5 million total calls) between January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021.

This Index not only examines the performance but also 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.

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Read the Mid-Year Index for analysis of stroke assessment performance, non-transport dispositions, influenza-like illness, overdose encounter trends, and more. Access the Mid-Year Index here or, to have it delivered to your inbox, complete the form.

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