New Brunswickers urged to consider options for med

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FREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s health minister is urging people to consider their options for care other than going to a hospital emergency room.

Dorothy Shephard says 60 per cent of the province’s typical emergency department patients could be treated outside hospital by their family doctorhours afte, by a pharmacist, at a walk-in clinic or by calling the 811 health line.

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Shephard said that in an emergencyThe mostly young crowd danced to music from loudspeakers, people should still call 911Montreal and Vancouver, but starting Monday paramedics will be able to determine if the patient should be taken to hospital or advised of another option that better suits their needs.

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