In search of a Cure

January 2003
Fire Chief;Jan2003, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p60
Trade Publication
Presents several emergency medical service (EMS) experts' insights about patient care, personnel shortage and quality of service in the U.S. Challenges of fire-based EMS system; Volunteerism to offset paramedic shortage; Over-regulation of the EMS system. INSET: EMS on the table.


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