Paramedic program reducing emergency room congestion

Moulton, donalee
July 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/12/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 10, pE631
Academic Journal
The article discusses the Extended Care Paramedic pilot program launched by the Emergency Health Services to provide treatment sooner to patients in nursing homes in Nova Scotia. It mentions that the pilot program has helped 135 seniors in nursing homes, and 73 percent of those seniors were treated and released on site. It states that the pilot program has unexpected benefits, particularly the provision of palliative care.


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