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Case 16 - Community Paramedicine

The Geisinger Experience

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 July 2017

Jennifer L. Wiler
Affiliation:
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Jesse M. Pines
Affiliation:
George Washington University, Washington DC
Michael J. Ward
Affiliation:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Tennessee
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