Performance Measures


In order to measure the effectiveness of federal grant programs, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) requires grantees to report on specific performance measures (PM) related to their grant funded activities. The measures are part of the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA). Additional information on GPRA can be found on the web sites of HRSA and the Office of Management and Budget. Note that all EMS for Children Performance Measures align with Healthy People 2020 objectives (see Healthy People 2020 Crosswalk to EMS for Children Performance Measures).

EMSC State Partnership Performance Measures. Each performance measure is hyperlinked to HRSA's Discretionary Grant Information System (DGIS). The DGIS contains the most recent reporting data for each performance measure. Data is supplied in aggregate form only. Note that due to the size of the DGIS database, it may take up to 30 seconds for aggregate data to appear.


Performance Measure 71 (formerly PM 66a (i))

The percent of prehospital provider agencies in the state/territory that have on-line pediatric medical direction available from dispatch through patient transport to a definitive care facility.  (Most recent DGIS data on PM 71)

Performance Measure 72 (formerly PM 66a (ii))

The percent of prehospital provider agencies in the state/territory that have off-line pediatric medical direction available from dispatch through patient transport to a definitive care facility.

Performance Measure 73 
(formerly PM 66b)

The percent of patient care units in the state/territory that have essential pediatric equipment and supplies as outlined in national guidelines.

Performance Measure 74 
(formerly PM 66c medical)

The percent of hospitals recognized through a statewide, territorial, or regional standardized system that are able to stabilize and/or manage pediatric medical emergencies.

Performance Measure 75 
(formerly PM 66c trauma)

The percent of hospitals recognized through a statewide, territorial, or regional standardized system that are able to stabilize and/or manage pediatric traumatic emergencies.

Performance Measure 76 
(formerly PM 66d)

The percentage of hospitals in the state/territory that have written interfacility transfer guidelines that cover pediatric patients and that include pre-defined components of transfer.

Performance Measure 77
(formerly PM 66e)

The percent of hospitals in the state/territory that have written interfacility transfer agreements that cover pediatric patients.

Performance Measure 78
(formerly PM 67)

The adoption of requirements by the state/territory for pediatric emergency education for license/certification renewal of BLS/ALS providers.

Performance Measure 79
(formerly PM 68a,b,c)

The degree to which state/territories have established permanence of EMSC in the state/territory EMS system by establishing an EMSC Advisory Committee, incorporating pediatric representation on the EMS Board, and hiring a full-time EMSC manager.

Performance Measure 80
(formerly PM 68d)

The degree to which state/territories have established permanence of EMSC in the state/territory EMS system by integrating EMSC priorities into statutes/regulations.


EMSC Targeted Issue and PECARN Performance Measure


EMSC Performance Measures Technical Assistance Resources


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