Performance Measures


The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program performance measures are a set of standards that were developed to measure long-term progress at both state and national levels of the EMSC program in key areas of pediatric emergency care.

The measures were developed in accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), a results-oriented approach that requires federal agencies to establish performance measures that guide decisions and monitor program success.

The performance measures represent a systematic, uniform process of focusing and measuring program activities and promoting the permanence of EMSC programs at the state level.

  1. EMSC 01
  2. EMSC 02
  3. EMSC 03
  4. EMSC 04
  5. EMSC 05
  6. EMSC 06
  7. EMSC 07
  8. EMSC 08
  9. EMSC 09

Submission of NEMSIS Compliant Version 3.x Data

The degree to which Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies submit National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) compliant version 3.x data to the state EMS office.

Goal for Performance Measure by 2021

80% of EMS agencies in the state or territory submit NEMSIS version-compliant patient-care data to the State EMS Office for all 911 initiated EMS activations.

Why This Measure Matters

Valid data is a key part of healthcare improvement. By having data that accurately reflects the care that is needed and provided, the state and national EMS systems are able to identify opportunities for improvement and make sure that we are able to promote positive health outcomes for our population.