Public Reporting of Survival Rates to the Community

When an annual survival rate is calculated, it is important to take the crucial step of reporting the results publicly to the community. This provides an excellent opportunity to enlist community members in joining the initiative to improve survival. The method by which communities choose to report their survival data varies, but could include one or more of the following methods: a press release; a written report to the community; publication of survival rates by year in the EMS system’s annual report to the city; or by informing the city government leaders.