Performance Measures

The EMS Performance Measures Project is coordinated by the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) in partnership with the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), and supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The EMS Performance Measures Project seeks to create a set of 20 to 30 EMS system performance indicators and attributes that can begin to be used to better explain our discipline to the outside world, including those who use and/or fund our services. This is simply the beginning of an effort to establish national standards for such measures so that those using them will be able to compare their system's performance with other systems. It is expected that more indicators will be added to this set in the future.

EMS Performance Measures Project Report

EMS Performance Measures: Recommended Attributes and Indicators for System and Service Performance (December 2009)