Developing Regional STEMI Systems of Care: A Review of the Evidence and the Role of the Flex Program

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Flex Monitoring Team (FMT)

This policy brief summarizes the evidence for regional systems of care for patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). These systems of care have both a quality improvement and a systems development focus and provide a valuable opportunity for state Flex Programs to engage critical access hospitals (CAHs) and emergency medical systems (EMS) in rationalizing and improving STEMI care for rural residents.