California EMS Core Measures for 2014 data (Year 3)

Current Version of the EMS Core Measure Instruction Manual

The California EMS System Core Quality Measures (EMSA #166 – Appendix E) for 2014 data year can be found here.  (Updated Dec. 2014)


The California EMS Authority (EMSA) is performing the following activities to deliver a set of publicly available data reports:

1. Create a data system profile to identify areas for data quality improvement and inform an action plan to address the issues;

2. Work to reveal opportunities for both short-term and long-term data improvement plans;

3. Focus on achieving reliable measures that are high value and feasible within a short-term time frame; and

4. Refine and publish core measure sets that describe the coordination and effectiveness of EMS utilizing regional and local information for California.  This project focuses upon the following core measure sets:

  • Trauma
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome/Heart Attack
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Stroke
  • Respiratory
  • Pain Intervention
  • Pediatric
  • Skill Performance by EMS Providers
EMS Core Measure Project Results

Information was collected from local EMS agencies, by April 1, 2015, using retrospective data from calendar year 2014. EMSA examined 17 Clinical Core Measures covering 8 Core measure sets. The available information is noted below.

EMS Core Measures Project: Reporting Capabilities of EMSA and LEMSA Data Systems and Results from Performance Measures Data Year 2014


National Quality Forum Report

NEMSIS Performance Measures

EMS Core Measures Suggestions to NHTSA (2004)

For Further Information

Daniel Smiley, Chief Deputy Director, EMSA

Tom McGinnis, Chief, EMS Systems Division

Adam Davis, Quality Improvement Coordinator