LEADERSHIP CITED AS KEY TO EMS IMPROVEMENTS

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http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/ems-main.htm

Powerful, proactive city leadership can turn a sluggish emergency medical system into a highly effective one, a USA TODAY study shows.

The 18-month investigation, which included a survey of medical directors in the nation’s 50 biggest cities, database analyses and extensive interviews and site visits, shows most big-city EMS systems are fragmented and slow, and as a result they lose about 1,000 lives a year that could be saved.

In the second story in a series, the paper cites Boston Mayor Thomas Menino for his efforts to improve that city’s emergency response system.

Link: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/ems-main.htm

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