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Hatzolah emergency medical responder service: to save a life

Tony Chan, George Braitberg, Danny Elbaum and David McD Taylor
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (12): 639-642.

Summary

  • Tony Chan1
  • George Braitberg1
  • Danny Elbaum2
  • David McD Taylor1

  • 1 Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Hatzolah Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: tonychanau@yahoo.com.au

Competing interests:

None identified.

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