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Effect of adrenaline on survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial.
BACKGROUND There is little evidence from clinical trials that the use of adrenaline (epinephrine) in treating cardiac arrest improves survival, despite adrenaline being considered standard of careExpand
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Emergency department triage revisited
Triage is a process that is critical to the effective management of modern emergency departments. Triage systems aim, not only to ensure clinical justice for the patient, but also to provide anExpand
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Community attitudes towards performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation in Western Australia.
OBJECTIVE to determine the attitudes of the Western Australian community towards performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the factors affecting these attitudes. METHODS telephone survey of aExpand
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Caught in the middle: Tensions around the emergency department care of people with advanced cancer
People with advanced cancer frequently present to hospital EDs. International studies report conflicting attitudes towards providing such care and difficulties with communication. The experience ofExpand
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Impact of streaming "fast track" emergency department patients.
OBJECTIVE Fast track systems to stream emergency department (ED) patients with low acuity conditions have been introduced widely, resulting in reduced waiting times and lengths of stay for theseExpand
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Alcohol consumption, setting, gender and activity as predictors of injury: a population-based case-control study.
OBJECTIVE A population-based case-control design was employed to quantify the risk of injury after consumption of alcohol as a function of setting, concurrent activity and usual drinking habits. Expand
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Frequent attenders at emergency departments: a linked‐data population study of adult patients
Objectives: To examine the characteristics of adult patient attendances to emergency departments (EDs) in Perth hospitals by patients’ frequency of attendance.
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Organophosphate poisoning in Perth, Western Australia, 1987-1996.
This study aimed to review the presentation and management of patients with organophosphate poisoning admitted to the four tertiary teaching hospitals in Perth, Western Australia, over a 10-yearExpand
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Care of the dying cancer patient in the emergency department: findings from a National survey of Australian emergency department clinicians
Patients with cancer are presenting to emergency departments (ED) for end‐of‐life care with increasing frequency. Little is known about this experience for patients and ED clinicians in Australia.
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