To determine the adequacy and effectiveness of the helicopter services it provides to residents of underserved areas who suffer a trauma injury, EMS should collect, assess, and report accurate and complete data on the following: the number of flights flown by each provider to underserved areas
The EMS Agency 2014 Data Report was published in October 2014 (http://file.lacounty.gov/dhs/cms1_220127.pdf). The data in this report reflects calendar year 2013 activity. Included in this report is EMS Helicopter Transport data, which provides information on the number of helicopter transports by provider agency and by geographic location. The geographic location data is further broken down into whether the transport was for a medical or trauma emergency and mortality rates.
The EMS Agency data report is currently being developed, which includes helicopter transport and trauma care data. EMS plans to complete and publish the report by December 2014.
The County Department of Health Services Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency will analyze data, develop reports and publish annual reports on helicopter transport and care of trauma patients. Data collection methods and reporting formats will be redesigned and reviewed.
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