The paramedic’s role in reducing avoidable deaths
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has put out a call to action on reducing avoidable deaths. The aim is to reduce avoidable deaths through improvements in the fight against the five major causes of deaths. If successful, this fight against premature mortality could result in a reduction of 30 000 deaths by 2020. This is a tall order and the size of the challenge is considerable. There will need to be recourses (financial and material) made available, and this will have to be done against a backdrop of the swinging austerity measures that are in place. The government will be expected to play its part, but so too will other members of the NHS, including paramedics.
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