PMID: 617200Jan 1, 1977Paper

Emergency medical services in small communities: volunteer ambulance corps

Journal of Community Health
H Perlstadt, L J Kozak

Abstract

This paper examines volunteer ambulance corps that provide emergency medical care and transportation to their communities. The authors have compared volunteer corps to all ambulance services in Michigan and have focused on the relationship between organizational characteristics, such as membership and community characteristics as indicated by town size, and the support base for the volunteer corps. They conclude that governmental support for voluntary associations such as ambulance corps improves health care delivery in small communities.

References

Dec 17, 1973·JAMA : the Journal of the American Medical Association·J A Waller
Jan 1, 1962·Journal of Chronic Diseases·C M WYLIE

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