Robert H. Brook, M.D.; Morris H. Berg, B.A.; Philip A. Schechter, B.A.
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Urban emergency rooms are being required to care for an increasing number of patients with non-emergency conditions. Little is known about their capability to respond to this demand. This study evaluated the care received by 166 consecutive patients with subacute or chronic gastrointestinal symptoms. These patients were seen in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Emergency Room, Baltimore, Md., and were referred for either barium enema, upper gastrointestinal series, or an oral cholecystogram. Using data obtained from a chart review and patient interview, the adequacy of the process of medical care and change in functional capacity during the 4 months after the
Brook RH, Berg MH, Schechter PA. Effectiveness of Emergency Room Care.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:855. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-855_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):855.
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