ESO Source Data | Comments Courtesy of Matt Zavadsky
Interesting information in the ESO Mid-Year Index, COVID-19 Special Edition! Thanks to ESO for providing this!
Lots of PPE usage info, and general response characteristics below...
You can access the full Index here.
Many EMS agencies, including us here at MedStar have been reporting similar trends in data.
Thanks to ESO for providing this!
TOTAL 911 CALLS DROPPED…FOR A BIT
Overall, we noticed a decrease in total 911 call volume since early January 2020 by as much as 18% through the end of April. Motor Vehicle Crash calls in particular experienced a significant drop, down by 40%. However, starting in May through the end of July, we see a steady upward trend.
NON-TRANSPORTS JUMPED…FOR A BIT
Coupled with 911 call volume dropping, non-transports increased – by as much as 33% in April 2020.
CARDIAC ARREST SPIKES
Substantial increases in the number of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests have been observed, particularly in regions with increased COVID-19 cases. As a whole, in April 2020, EMS responses for cardiac arrests spiked by 36% compared to the prior year.
OPIOID OVERDOSE CALLS ARE UP
Between January 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020, opioid overdose responses jumped 30%. The numbers increased in particular in May and June by approximately 41% and 53% respectively.