Title Every Second Counts
Subtitle Saving Lives with India’s Emergency Response System
Author William A. Haseltine
ISBN 9780815737070
List price USD 20.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 184
Book size 140 x 216 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Brookings Institution Press
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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.


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

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

Chapter 1. Changing the Face of Emergency Services in India

Chapter 2. The Dream Behind the Dream

Chapter 3. The Dream Comes True

Chapter 4. The Process: Moments of Truth

Chapter 5. Integration with the Police and Fire Departments

Chapter 6. Specialized Ambulance Services: Childbirth and Cardiac Emergencies

Chapter 7. Health Management and Research Institute

Chapter 8. The Role and Support of the Government

Chapter 9. Research, Part 1: Operations and Systems Research

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

Chapter 11. Expansion and Future Challenges

Chapter 12. Impact and Evaluation

Chapter 13. Global Lessons




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.

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Useful for policymakers, business leaders, and healthcare leaders who care about providing high-quality care at affordable costs to all those in need.


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