What is the average number of volunteer EMTs needed to adequately provide ambulance service to 5,000 people over 500 square miles? How does that compare to how many volunteers you have?
The North Central EMS Institute has developed benchmarks definitions for the ambulance industry. We are already beginning to identify some best-practices based on the limited information in our data repository.
What is the cost per mile for ambulance vehicle maintenance in an urban environment using employed mechanics in a fleet larger than 10? Using the local car dealer? Using a specialty fleet maintenance vendor?
We are writing and testing demographic and benchmark data for the areas of:
- General Business Administration
- Business Office
- Fleet Management
If an ambulance service the same size as yours was able to bill twice as many calls with half the staff, would you be interested in how they did it? Unit Hour Utilization can be an effective tool for measuring productivity in urban markets, how do you measure rural productivity?
We are currently seeking participants to contribute their data to our data set, and in the process test our definitions.
How many volunteer ambulance services pay volunteers some amount of money per hour while on-call? A stipend per run? What amounts are they paying?
All of the current participants are full-time providers. None of them are hospital providers. We are seeking to add volunteer and hospital-based agencies into our data pool.
If you are interested in participating in this process, click on the Benchmarks tab at the top of this page.