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Practitioner's Corner: New and Fringe Residential Development and Emergency Medical Services Response Times in the United States

Thomas E. Lambert and Peter B. Meyer
State & Local Government Review
Vol. 40, No. 2 (2008), pp. 115-124
Published by: Sage Publications, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25469783
Page Count: 10
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Practitioner's Corner: New and Fringe Residential Development and Emergency Medical Services Response Times in the United States
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Abstract

Much research has focused on longer emergency medical services (EMS) response times in rural areas compared with urban areas. Other than case studies of certain cities, however, little has been written about longer EMS response times in new and fringe suburban or exurban areas. This study seeks to determine the factors that contribute to EMS response times in municipalities and unincorporated areas of counties in metropolitan areas. The findings show that the density and age of a residential area or jurisdiction explain some of the variation in average EMS response times between urban and suburban or exurban locations. Holding other things constant, those who live in more sparsely settled and newer developments tend to have longer wait times for EMS. The implications for regional growth management are discussed.

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