ROBERT S. LONDON, M.D.; JOSEPH I. BERMAN, M.D., M.P.H.; JANE F. GOLDTHORN
To the editor: We wish to add our experience in the evaluation of emergency medical care in Baltimore to that of Brook, Berg, and Schechter (Ann Intern Med 78:333-339, 1973).
In a previous study we examined the management of patients diagnosed as having acute gonococcal pelvic inflammatory disease in the emergency service of a large, urban community general hospital in Baltimore (1). The standards for the proper diagnosis and therapy of the disease were those recommended by the United States Public Health Service (before the 1972 revision) (2), and the design of the study was patterned after Lembeke's criteria for
LONDON RS, BERMAN JI, GOLDTHORN JF. Quality of Care in Emergency Services. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:976–977. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-6-976_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(6):976-977.
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