The conundrum of defining paramedicine: more than just what paramedics 'do'



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Long DN, Lea J, Devenish S. The conundrum of defining paramedicine: more than just what paramedics ’do’. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine [Internet]. 2018Feb.4 [cited 2023Mar.30];15(1). Available from:


The term 'paramedicine' is an ever-increasing part of the lexicon in numerous ambulance services and stakeholder organisations across the globe. However, it is unclear if a consensus exists on the definition of paramedicine that transects international boundaries. This editorial intends to stimulate a robust discussion to find an international consensus on the definition of paramedicine.


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