Community paramedic project to target frequent 9-1-1 callers

10/30/2012 | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

A Honolulu Emergency Services Department pilot project will use "community paramedics" to reach out to frequent 9-1-1 callers to determine why they use the emergency service so often and connect them to resources that might help solve the issue, ultimately improving care and saving money. Many chronic callers have medical conditions or are homeless, so community paramedics will visit them weekly to offer assistance and give them a special number to call when they need.

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