Ambulances Make House Calls to Prevent Future Emergencies

Two Upper Valley ambulance companies are making house calls these days, with the philosophy that a preventive visit may help avoid an emergency call down the road.

The EMTs and paramedics are helping primary care providers monitor patients, especially those with a chronic disease, and also can spot hazards that may cause a problem later.

Incidents such as falls, for example, can result in unnecessary harm to patients and tax the emergency medical system, Geisel School of Medicine student Karissa LeClair said in a phone interview last week.

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