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Deaths in three accident and emergency departments.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3440050     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A survey of three London hospitals found that approximately 0.45 patients per thousand new attenders die in the accident and emergency department and that there is evidence of poor management in about 10% of these deaths. The commonest faults were excessive delay before starting appropriate treatment and neglect of the basic principles of emergency medicine. These points need to be emphasized in the training of accident and emergency staff.
M W Beckett; P M Longstaff; M J McCabe; D A Sulch; M J Ward
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of emergency medicine     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0264-4924     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1987 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-04-08     Completed Date:  1988-04-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500828     Medline TA:  Arch Emerg Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Accident and Emergency Department, West Middlesex University Hospital, England.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death
Emergency Service, Hospital / standards*
Wounds and Injuries / mortality*

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