TITLE

Doctor 911 Rural areas seek expanded roles for paramedics

AUTHOR(S)
Barr, Paul
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;8/22/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 34, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article addresses the essence of paramedic services in the rural areas of the U.S. The communities in those areas have formed the "community paramedic" movement, which seeks to adopt existing skills and use them in innovative healthcare services like avoiding falls among the elderly or conducting follow-up visits for home-based patients. National Association of State EMS Officials president-elect Jim DeTienne considers the movement as means of growing cost-efficient, patient care.
ACCESSION #
65123514

 

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