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EMS AND PRIMARY CARE

This article--Beyond 911: State and Community Strategies for Expanding the Primary Care Role of First Responders--explains steps states are taking to use first responders to help with nonurgent chronic illnesses.

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PRIMARY CARE WORKFORCE

The primary care workforce delivers essential primary and preventive health care to a population that is increasingly demanding these services. Access to appropriate primary care services is important to maintaining and improving health. Effective primary care is comprehensive, coordinated, timely, and patient-centered and can result in better health forthe patient, fewer avoidable hospitalizations and emergency room visits and lower costs.

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OVERVIEW

The umbrella term "primary care" includes issues related to health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of health care settings such as a doctor’s office, community health center, long-term care facility or home care.

An effective primary care system provides a team approach to patient care and offers guidance to patients to help them navigate the complex health care system.

 
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