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Resource ID: #12822
Subject: Emergency Medical Services
Source: WTVT-TV (Tampa, Fla.)



The WTVT-TV series reveales that the Hillsborough County Emergency Medical System of (EMS) was taking too long to reach people in need. Some paramedics and doctors believed that as a direct result, people were dying. The investigation uncovered numerous cases where long response times may have played a fatal role. WTVT-TV also obtained and anaylzed internal EMS documents that showed the county's response times often failed to meet state, national and local standards for response times. (Nov. 27 - 29, Dec. 14 & 20

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