5 top takeaways from EMS’s 2017 year in review

By: EMS1

Community paramedicine, patient transport, EMS safety, the opioid epidemic and professionalism shape the last year in EMS

2017 may very well be one of the most tumultuous years for EMS. Against the backdrop of a highly charged national political landscape, field care professionals saw an array of changes as well. While some of the events highlight the success of an industry on the cusp of change, others demonstrated that we continue to be dragged down by boorish behavior.


Mobile integrated health and community paramedicine may have come of age in 2017. With numerous initiatives showing good results in terms of patient outcomes and cost effectiveness, attention is now focused on reimbursement for field services that don’t result in ambulance transport.

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