A GIS Analysis of Emergency Medical Services Response in Denver, Colorado
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Emergency medical services (EMS) exist to ensure a better quality of life. EMS has improved in accessibility and responsiveness since its conception and is responsible for saving countless lives. The increased effectiveness of EMS has provided immediate medical assistance to those who are in need of help. Without EMS, the fatality rate of emergencies, including heart attacks, stroke and car accidents, would be undoubtedly be higher than the observed rate. We seek to explore the geographic variation in accessibility to EMS within the Denver area in order to reveal disparities that may exist as a result of natural, human-made, or socioeconomic barriers. To complete this analysis, we will execute a network analysis to calculate response time patterns and identify underserved areas.
Emergency medical services