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Paramedic Education in Australia

Paramedic Education in Australia

Australia is considered the leading country promoting paramedic education, and now it is moving into a new area of “medical outsourcing,” where subcontractors provide services to the overburdened medical care systems in Western countries. Australia's National Health Policy declares that treatment of foreign patients is legally an “export” and deemed “eligible for all fiscal incentives extended to export earnings.” Government and private sector studies in Australia estimate that paramedic education could bring between $1 billion and $2 billion into the country by 2012.

The authors of the article (McCarthy, Jensen, Willis, O?Meara, 2009) ...
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