EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES BROUGHT INTO PEOPLE'S HOMES
Mobile emergency medical care, which was introduced in Finland some years ago, has a variety of advantages: patients can avoid unnecessary visits to hospital emergency rooms; various care needs can be addressed in advance; and acute care can be provided even if an emergency care unit is not available. The outcomes and user feedback have been positive. Finland's emergency medical care model, which costs about 30% less to operate than previous ones, promotes a leaner organisation and supports information management, development of skills and care.
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