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Poison control center data are used in research and surveillance. Due to the large volume of information, these efforts are dependent on data being recorded in machine readable format. However, poison center records include non-machine readable text fields and machine readable coded fields, some of which are duplicative. Duplicating this data increases the(More)
The steady decline in syrup of ipecac used by poisoned victims from a peak of 15% in 1985 to 2.3% in 1995 is of concern. A survey compared syrup of ipecac use by CSPI, ABAT, and ABMT/ACMT members as the first response decontamination. The survey asked CSPI, ABAT, and ABMT/ACMT members their professional opinion on the use of syrup of ipecac in a potentially(More)
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