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Paramedics branch into home care

The Boston Globe, June 2, 2014
Patients of a certain age might remember a time when they didn't have to leave home to receive basic medical care, like treatment for a fever or cough, and emergency rooms were places to go only in the event of an actual emergency. Several Massachusetts ambulance companies hope to bring back that quaint concept from long ago by branching into home health care. They plan to send paramedics to treat patients where they live instead of taking them to hospitals, a fundamental shift in how emergency medical services are delivered.