The Myth of the Perfect Model

30 Dec The Myth of the Perfect Model

By David M. Williams, Ph.D. Originally published in September 2006 in EMS World magazine.

What defines a quality EMS system is rooted in local experience. Who provides the services and how they do so may vary from place to place, but each of us has our opinion of the ideal model, shaped by our own experiences and exposures. Truth be told, there is no one “ideal” system model, but rather a whole host of local factors that determine the right delivery method for a community. Understanding the good and bad of each model is important to appreciating what makes sense for your community.

     What follows are broad descriptions of several system models and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Read more…