In an article published in the December 2002 issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine, Maguire et al. found that the occupational fatality rate for EMS providers is more than twice the national average and is comparable with the rates for police and firefighters 1. The same research documented that the greatest risk of occupational fatality for EMS providers is ambulance collisions. In fact, the transportation related fatality rate of 9.6 for EMS providers is higher than the transportation related fatality rates for firefighters (5.7) and police (6.1)2, and even higher than the rate for taxi drivers (7.9)3.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||EMS Manager and Supervisor|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|