Emergency Medical Services Cost Analysis Project (EMSCAP)
Lerner EB, Maio RF, Garrison HG, Spaite DW, Nichol G: Economic Value of Prehospital Emergency Care: A Structured Literature Review. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2006;47(6):515-2
Next, they developed a comprehensive framework for calculating EMS costs.
Lerner EB, Nichol G, Spaite DW, Garrison HG, Maio RF: A Comprehensive Framework for Determining the Cost of an Emergency Medical Services System. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2007;49:304-313
Finally they developed a workbook that users could follow to calculate the cost of EMS services in their community. The workbook was pilot-tested in Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Richmond, Virginia; and Livingston County, New York and is available through the links below:
EMSCAP Workbook (XLS)
EMSCAP Workbook Guide (PDF)
Lerner EB, Garrison HG, Nichol G, Maio RF, Lookman HA, Sheahan WD, Franz TR, Austad JD, Ginster AM, Spaite DW: An Economic Toolkit for Identifying the Cost of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems: Detailed Methodology of the EMS Cost Analysis Project (EMSCAP). Academic Emergency Medicine 2012;19(2):210-16
For more information about the study, please contact Brooke Lerner, PhD.