Accounting of Service Costs

Accountingof Service Costs

The emergency medical services(EMS) is a substantial contributor of life saving services in KingCounty. The EMS provides aid after every three minutes toapproximately two million residences in the state and local area(Public Health – Seattle &amp King County, 2015).

The funding system adopted bythe Medic One/EMS is very distinctive. This is mainly attributed tothe well-established political leadership and the stability of theeconomy. The services offered by Medic One/EMS have systemicallyproven to be less susceptible although not exempted from the shiftsthat are experienced in the dynamic economic environment. Despite theeffects of the recent financial crisis on organizations, MedicOne/EMS was not affected. This was basically as a result of emphasison financial proficiencies and efficient operations management(Public Health – Seattle and King County, N.d., pp. 10-11).

In order for a trained medicalpersonnel to arrive on time to handle any emergency, levies areparamount. In the year 2012, a levy at the rate of 33.5 cents/$1,000AV was proposed and later passed. The requirements were that everyhome owner was to pay approximately $107 every year in order toreceive service in any area within the King county and at any time ofthe night or day. The rate is actually $3 lower than the cost thathome owners incurred during the year 2008 for an equivalent service. What is evident is that EMS offers services at a fair market priceyet the services continue to be top notch (Pubic Health – Seattle andKing County, 2013, pp. 8-9).

Accountability

InJune 2013, the King County Council ratified the Medic One/EMS2014-2019 Strategic Plan. The objective of the plan is to direct theEMS Division in the context of managing the regional system. The planis founded on the basis of the regional approach and the effectivemedical model. It consist of a financial plain that is aimed atbacking Medic One/EMS system through the duration of the levy. Italso enforces direction for policy development and elaborates theenhanced or new creativities and programs (Public Health – Seattle &ampKing County, 2015).

BystanderAction and System Access

TheEMS Division provides various CPR related programs to the King Countyresidents.Several Clinical studies disclose that if patients getcardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) early enough, then they are boundsurvive cardiac arrest. The EMS Division has therefore quickened itsCPR related programs in order to save lives. The residents are alsogiven External Defibrillator (AED) training where they are alsoadvised to register their AEDs. Presently in King County there areover 300 AEDs registered. The number is expected to increase as moretraining is conducted and more locations of training are established(Public Health – Seattle &amp King County, 2015).