ERIC Number: ED165769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Emergency Medical Services: Initial Survey Report.
Huff, Hugh; Caltagirone, Norma
This report presents the findings of an initial survey that was designed to systematically determine the educational needs of citizens with regards to the emergency medical services system in their county. Specifically, the survey sampled the knowledge of respondents concerning: (1) what medical service is; (2) what services are available; (3) how to gain access to the emergency medical system; and (4) the conditions for which emergency medical service is available. Volunteers from county rescue squads conducted 1194 interviews in both the rural and metropolitan areas of Region J in North Carolina; 1036 usable questionnaires resulted. Demographic factors included race, age, sex, area, occupation, and education. The findings are tabulated for each item in the interview questionnaire, and further analyses provide a breakdown of some results by county and by education level. Appendices include both the survey questionnaire used in this study and one used in an earlier Chatham/Orange County study, as well as the computer programs used to obtain a description of the data records, to determine the number of interviews in a particular area, and to reformat the Orange County data to make it comparable to the Region J study. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Extension Univ.
Identifiers: Emergency Medical Service; North Carolina
Note: Region J Public Education Project; For related documents, see IR 006 723-726 ; Report sponsored by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services ; Best copy available