Do we need extended care paramedics?


emergency medical services
extended care

How to Cite

Boyle MJ. Do we need extended care paramedics?. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine [Internet]. 2017Feb.5 [cited 2023May28];14(1). Available from:


This is the editorial for issue one, volume 14, 2017


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