Jun 30, 2009

Paramedics forgotten in our health care debate

Where does the provision of out-of-hospital Emergency Medical Services figure in the national health debate?

Ambulance services attended 2.88 million incidents nationally in 2007-08 (and that’s not including figures from the NT), according to the Report on Government Services 2009.

One therefore might imagine that the provision of out-of-hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the role of paramedic practitioners would figure prominently in any debate on national health care reform.

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