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November 19, 2013
Dallas medics to start making house calls
DALLAS, Texas — A new pilot program will send some Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics on scheduled house calls next year, fire officials told a City Council committee on Monday.
Here is an overview of the program, which is called The Mobile Community Healthcare Program. You can read more about the program in Tuesday’s Dallas Morning News.
What the program does: The Mobile Community Healthcare Program will focus on chronically ill people and patients recently discharged from a local hospital. They department will also target 253 people who used EMS 12 times or more in a year. Assistant Chief Norman Seals, who oversees the Emergency Medical Services bureau, said the so-called “frequent flyers” of EMS often face educational issues.