Latest News from News 3

Las Vegas News | Weather | Sports | Traffic - MyNews3

AMR hires research firm to examine ambulance response

Reported by: Vicki Gonzalez
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 5/15 11:12 pm

LAS VEGAS -- It's been a little over two months since Las Vegas Fire & Rescue ended their 'dual response policy' with American Medical Response to take on more patient transports.

One reason for the change was to bring in more money for the department.

A report released by a research firm retained by AMR suggests Las Vegas Fire & Rescue is showing preference to higher-income areas, where transports tend to be more lucrative.

Today the mind behind those controversial numbers is talking about how he arrived at them.

Analyst Jeremy Aguero dissected around 5,000 transports that took place throughout Las Vegas in the month of March.

Aguero said the city's desire to take over transports in specific areas dates back to before the policy change.

"The city of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue essentially cherry picking higher income, insured transports," Aguero said.

Share

Slideshows

Poll


All content © Copyright 2014 Chesapeake Media I, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
You may also view our Sitemap.

FCC assistance for any person with disabilities can be provided by contacting us at publicfilehelp@mynews3.com

KSNV Profile & Public Inspection Files

2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Portions by Broadcast Interactive Media

FOLLOW US!


Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.