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April 27, 2012

Paramedicine holds promise

Calls for the creation of up to 12 pilot projects that would allow paramedics to provide medical treatment to patients in their homes

Bangor Daily News

FORT WORTH, Tx — A law passed with little fanfare could end up making a big difference to people who need routine medical care, especially those in rural areas. It could also save money.

A bill, sponsored by Rep. Mike Willette, R-Presque Isle, calls for the creation of up to 12 pilot projects that would allow paramedics to provide medical treatment to patients in their homes.

Full story: Paramedicine holds promise

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Richard C Nix Richard C Nix Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:12:58 AM Nanny-state medicos keep ramming this down our throats. First Hillary, now Obama. This article is a rehash of one less than a month ago. more of the same old BeeEss from ivy-league academics in need of publication who have no clue as to how the world works.If the doctor is concerned about vital signs, taking meds properly, etc, LET THEM SEND THEIR STAFF OUT TO PEOPLES HOMES. This is 911 abuse. Abuse of finite resources. Abuse of the EMS system made normal by the unintended consequence of.gov "being all things to all people". If you need to see a doctor, go see a fucking doctor.
David Harbour David Harbour Tuesday, May 01, 2012 7:57:26 PM I gotta say, those folks ought to try working during their "down time" and see how much more they enjoy their job. I guess they don't really think about whether a medic needs to rest at all huh? How about we offer that service as something to supplement the two jobs most medics need to have an acceptable quality of life. I'm all for expanding the use of paramedics, I just don't like the idea of increasing the workload on systems that are, all too often, overtaxed.

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