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Emergency medical services at the crossroads
  1. A P Pearce
  1. Royal Adelaide Hospital Retrieval Service, Level 4 North Wing, North Terrace, Adelaide, Australia 5000; andrew.pearce@health.sa.gov.au

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    Edited by Institute of Medicine. The National Academies Press Washington, DC 2007 310 10: 0-309-10174-3 13: 978-0-309-10174-5

    “Emergency care is a window on health care revealing both what is right and what is wrong with the care delivery system”

    The report by the committee on the future of emergency care in the US health system constructively looks at where emergency medical services (EMS) are in the USA, where they need to be and how to get there. The committee has removed the constraints of politics and borders in order to evaluate what is good and what needs to change with specific action points …

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