A Consensus Panel Approach to Estimating the Start-Up and Annual Service Costs for Rural Ambulance Agencies

This brief from the Maine Rural Health Research Center serves to fill the information void on the costs of running ambulance services for three population-based service tiers and establishes a minimum access standard for ambulances servicing a 25-minute travel time radius from the ambulance station. The model enables policymakers and community stakeholders to develop strategic plans for the financing and provision of ambulance services.