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Paramedic-Initiated Home Care Referrals and Use of Home Care and Emergency Medical Services.

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Summary of "Paramedic-Initiated Home Care Referrals and Use of Home Care and Emergency Medical Services."

We examined the association between paramedic-initiated home care referrals and utilization of home care, 9-1-1, and Emergency Department (ED) services.

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Name: Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors
ISSN: 1545-0066
Pages: 1-6

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