The Importance of EMS Data

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The Importance of EMS Data

Video Sep 22, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BEeYqgM3D8

NHTSA's Office of EMS has created an engaging two-minute animated video that follows EMS data from the moment it's collected at the scene to when it's analyzed and used to improve care from the local to the national level. The video, intended for all members of the EMS community, highlights the importance of collecting and sharing accurate information and the numerous ways agencies, policymakers, researchers and others use it. 

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