Community Paramedicine Maricopa County
What is Community Paramedicine?
Fire-Based Paramedicine and contracted public/private ambulance service is a model of community-based health care in which paramedic’s function outside their customary emergency response and transport roles from public dispatch in ways that facilitate more appropriate use of emergency and urgent resources that enhance treatment access and referral for primary care for medically served populations. Community Paramedicine systems are designed to address specific clinical problems. Community Paramedicine has substantially grown in recent years based on Community paramedicine programs ability to improve connectivity and continuity of quality care while reducing substantial health care costs.
Fire-Based Community Paramedicine as well as Private Paramedic service fills appropriate healthcare service gaps. Community paramedicine focuses on providing service delivery, where access to care is limited, or when short-term intervention is needed within a 24 Hour response. By targeting locally identified health care needs, and offering creative solutions to fill local health care gaps. Community paramedicine helps to increase access and measurement of care, and reduces health care costs by providing the right level of care in the most appropriate place based on individual medical needs.
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