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dc.contributor.advisorHalladay, Carolyn
dc.contributor.advisorYoung, Thomas-Durell
dc.contributor.authorKing, Niko S.
dc.dateDec-17
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-07T20:33:38Z
dc.date.available2018-02-07T20:33:38Z
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/56743
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractDue to the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans now covered with health insurance have found it increasingly difficult to find primary care physicians. The demand for health care has exceeded the capacity of the current system to supply it. People have turned to emergency medical services to receive care for their chronic illness and non-acute medical problems instead of dealing with the long wait times at clinics or unavailability of primary care physicians. This transition to low acuity care occupies a large portion of the emergency response system and leaves communities with very limited emergency response resources. Several cities have attempted to increase the availability of their emergency response resources by matching the type of care that is being requested through the nation's 9-1-1 system. Mid-level nurse practitioners and behavioral health specialists paired with paramedics can provide a broader set of solutions instead of transporting all patients to a hospital emergency department and at the same time allow traditional emergency response ambulances to remain available. Measuring the performance of these new programs and tailoring them to meet the precise needs of a community can enhance the resilience of emergency resources and improve the nation's homeland security.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theevolvingroleo1094556743
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleThe evolving role of emergency medical services in Sacramento, CAen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authormobile integrated healthen_US
dc.subject.authoremergency medical servicesen_US
dc.subject.authorEMSen_US
dc.subject.authorAffordable Care Acten_US
dc.subject.authoremergency departmenten_US
dc.subject.authoraffordable healthcareen_US
dc.subject.authormobile integrated healthen_US
dc.subject.authorSacramento Fire Departmenten_US
dc.subject.authorinformation health exchangeen_US
dc.subject.authorbehavioral health response uniten_US
dc.description.serviceDeputy Fire Chief, Sacramento Fire Departmenten_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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