Performance Measures

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Why do the measures exist?

In response to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) requires grantees to report on specific performance measures related to their grant-funded activities. The purpose of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) State Partnership performance measures is to demonstrate national outcomes of the Program to improve the delivery of emergency care services to children.

Specifically, the set of measures will:

  • provide an ongoing, systematic process for tracking progress towards meeting the goals of the EMSC Program;
  • allow for continuous monitoring of the effectiveness of key EMSC Program activities;
  • identify potential areas of performance improvement among the EMSC State Partnership grantees;
  • determine the extent to which the grantees are meeting established targets and standards; and
  • allow the EMSC Program to demonstrate its effectiveness and report progress to HRSA, Congress, and other stakeholders.

The following information on the EMSC Performance Measures is taken from the March 2017 edition of the EMS for Children Performance Measures – Implementation Manual for State Partnership Grantees.


PromotionEMSC 01 Performance Measure - Submission of NEMSIS Compliant Version 3.x- Data

PromotionEMSC 02 Performance Measure - Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC)

PromotionEMSC 03 Performance Measure - Use of Pediatric-Specific Equipment

Promotion EMSC 04 Performance Measure - Hospital Recognition for Pediatric Medical Emergencies

Promotion EMSC 05 Performance Measure - Hospital Recognition for Pediatric Trauma

Promotion EMSC 06 Performance Measure - Interfacility Transfer Guidelines

Promotion EMSC 07 Performance Measure - Interfacility Transfer Agreements

Promotion EMSC 08 Performance Measure - Permanence of EMSC

Promotion EMSC 09 Performance Measure - Integration of EMSC Priorities into Statutes or Regulations