Expanding paramedicine’s role to lower ED visits
Identify frequent 911 callers and assess their health needs
Identify community resources, such as primary-care providers and social service agencies, and establish partnerships to coordinate patients’ unmet needs
Make periodic follow-up visits to patients at risk for hospital readmission to monitor their status
Design a plan that helps patients manage their own health
Look to contract with healthcare entities in value-based payment arrangements
Paramedics offer patients a care plan that includes follow-up home visits.