SuZanne Troske
University of Kentucky

Ambulance Service Ownership and Management: How It Affects Quality of Service Delivery for Medicare Patients

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Abstract: This study investigates how ownership and/or management affects ambulance services across the United States. We investigate whether ambulance quality, measured by patient transportation time, varies by organization type. We estimate the effect of ownership structure on response time variables using data from the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) for the years 2010–2015, the most comprehensive data set on emergency medical services.