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UC Davis report: Paramedics should have more choices on patient transport
Sacramento Business Journal

In a new report, the UC Davis Institute for Population Health recommends a closer look at an expanded role for paramedics that may increase access to primary care and take the load off over-used emergency rooms. Institute director Ken Kizer, the guy who revamped and improved care at the Veterans Administration in the 1990s, suggests up to a dozen pilot projects to test a new model where paramedics would have more authority to decide where to transport patients.