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Online Medical Control

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Updated October 06, 2012

Definition: A physician directing medical treatment in person, over a radio, by phone or through some other form of instant communication.
Also Known As: base contact or base hospital orders
Examples:
Emergency room doctors are available to speak with paramedics in the field, to listen to the paramedics' assessments and order treatments.

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