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AHRQ and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Collaborate To Improve the Quality of Emergency Medical Services

COLLECTION December 17, 2021

AHRQ has partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to commission evidence reviews that support the development and implementation of trustworthy, rigorous evidence-based guidelines to support the efforts of emergency medical services workforce to provide effective prehospital emergency care.

Within NHTSA, which is under the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) advances a national vision for EMS through projects and research; fosters collaboration among Federal agencies involved in EMS planning; measures the health of the Nation's EMS systems; and delivers the data EMS leaders need to help advance their systems.1

Since 2008, the NHTSA Office of EMS and the EMS for Children Program in the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau have worked with EMS stakeholders to develop and implement evidence-based guidelines for prehospital emergency care.2,3 Access the published prehospital evidence-based guidelines and more information about developing and implementing EMS evidence-based guidelines.

Read the evidence reviews developed under the NHTSA–AHRQ partnership:

References

  1. Office of EMS.
  2. Emergency Medical Service/911 Workforce Infection Control and Prevention Issues.
  3. Institute Of Medicine. IOM report: The Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System. Acad Emerg Med. 2006 Oct;13(10):1081-5. doi: 10.1197/j.aem.2006.07.011. PMID: 17015421.
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Internet Citation: AHRQ and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Collaborate To Improve the Quality of Emergency Medical Services. Content last reviewed December 2021. Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
https://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/products/collections/quality-emergency-medical-services

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