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Collaboration Saves Lives

USA Today has an article, Atlanta becomes a template for improving EMS, about the city-wide collaboration to improve emergency response. The results are pretty impressive.

“Since September 2005, the survival rate for such patients in Atlanta has jumped from less than 3% to 15%. That’s well above the 6% to 10% survival rate for most cities that was identified in a 2003 analysis by USA TODAY.”

It is impressive that the Mayor of Atlanta took the initiative to improve the city’s emergency response. The program involves using technology to better coordinate data between EMS, 911 call centers and hospitals to better track success rates.

ATLANTA BECOMES A TEMPLATE FOR IMPROVING EMS
by Robert Davis
USA Today
August 20, 2007

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