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International Perspectives: Australian Ambulance Services in 2020

  • Paul M MiddletonEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Prehospital care in Australia is slowly evolving, from the current traditional paradigm of protocol-driven care delivered by vocationally trained providers to safe clinical care based on the evidence of improved patient outcomes, dispensed by tertiary educated, registered practitioners. This fundamental change in system-wide practice is hampered by the various challenges of vast geographical distance, fiscal constraint, paucity of robust data and a lack of political will and understanding of the critical importance of evidence-based policy.

Keywords

Paramedicine Australian ambulance service Prehospital Vision 2020 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Discipline of Emergency MedicineUniversity of Sydney / DREAM CollaborationSydneyAustralia

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