Every Second Counts: Saving Lives with India's Emergency Response System

Every Second Counts: Saving Lives with India's Emergency Response System

by William A. Haseltine

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How a public-private partnership led to the largest emergency response system in the world

Emergency medical response systems are a critical component of any nation’s healthcare system. Minutes or even seconds can mean the difference between life or death. Every Second Counts tells the inspiring story of how the Indian government and a non-profit foundation, the Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI), partnered to create a world-class emergency response system that serves more than 700 million people and has saved more than 2 million lives.

What the government of India achieved in partnership with EMRI is nothing short of groundbreaking. In Every Second Counts, William A. Haseltine describes the key factors behind the success of EMRI: the application of cutting-edge technologies, an outstanding medical education system, and a close working partnership between a well-intentioned government and a capable non-profit partner.

Every Second Counts is an important book for policymakers, business leaders, and healthcare leaders who care about providing high-quality care at affordable costs to all those in need.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815737087
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 12/11/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

William A. Haseltine is chair and president of ACCESS Health International. He has an active career in science, business, and philanthropy and is well known for his pioneering work on cancer, HIV/AIDS, and genomics. He has authored more than two hundred manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and is the author of several books, including Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Healthcare Story, Voices in Dementia Care, and the soon to be published World Class: A Story of Adversity, Transformation, and Success at NYU Langone Health.

Table of Contents


Preface: Role of Emergency Response Systems in Universal Health Care Coverage

Introduction: Why a Book on the Emergency Management and Research Institute?

1. Changing the Face of Emergency Services in India

2. The Dream Behind the Dream

3. The Dream Comes True

4. The Process: Moments of Truth

5. Integration with the Police and Fire Departments

6. Specialized Ambulance Services: Childbirth and Cardiac Emergencies

7. Health Management and Research Institute

8. The Role and Support of the Government

9. Research, Part 1: Operations and Systems Research

10. Research, Part 2: Medical Education and Clinical Research

11. Expansion and Future Challenges

12. Impact and Evaluation

13. Global Lessons




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