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Unfortunately, the only tool we use to measure the effectiveness of an EMS system is cardiac arrest survival rates. But usually cardiac arrest patients make up less than 1% of all calls to which an EMS system responds. What about those patients who never went into cardiac arrest because of a quick response by advanced life support (ALS) first responders and ALS transport vehicles and where appropriate intervention took place?
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"It's Time to Create The "Survival Ladder""Please download to view full document