Community Paramedicine: Program Characteristics and Evaluation [Internet]

Edmonton (AB): Institute of Health Economics; 2017 Sep.


This evidence-based report examines expanding the role of paramedics in the community. It summarizes the various types of community paramedicine programs (characteristics, implementation, and funding sources in other jurisdictions) as well as the safety, effectiveness, and economic outcomes of these paramedic programs towards providing patients with alternate, non-emergency health or social services within the community, contextualized to the Alberta setting.

Publication types

  • Review

Grants and funding

This report was supported by a financial contribution from Alberta Health via an HTA grant. The final report was submitted to Alberta Health Emergency Health Services (EHS) in July 2017.