In this study, 17 key informant experts shared their perspectives on how the emergency medical services (EMS) and community paramedicine (CP) workforces responded to COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic, 2020. Experts also described how the pandemic has affected EMS and CP. EMS responders provide 9-1-1 emergency services, while community paramedics (CPs), typically drawn from EMS personnel, provide non-emergent public health services and augment primary care services to patients in the community.
Authors:Patterson DG, van Eijk MS, Pollack SW, Stubbs B, Hanson C
Journal/Publisher:Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington
Citation:Patterson DG, van Eijk MS, Pollack SW, Stubbs B, Hanson C. The EMS and Community Paramedic Workforces Respond to COVID-19. Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Jun 2023.
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