Patients get faster life-saving treatment in states with policies allowing direct transport to specialized heart attack care hospitals

https://ift.tt/2HJRvYs People having heart attacks get faster life-saving treatment if they live in states that allow EMS to bypass closer hospitals that don’t offer the specialized treatment, taking patients directly to those that do. Reducing the time from first medical contact to treatment that restores blood flow to the heart is the most critical factor in improving patient survival.

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