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BACKGROUND The visit to the emergency department (ED) constitutes a brief, yet an important point in the continuum of medical care. The aim of our study was to evaluate the continuity of care of adult ED visitors. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed all ED discharge summaries for over a month 's period. The ED chart, referral letter and the patient's(More)
The Israeli health system has been undergoing major changes in recent years. Considerations of cost containment have led sick funds to open new out-of-hours services in the community to reduce visits to hospital emergency departments. Referred and self-referred visits to our emergency department during a 1-month period were studied. Patients after trauma or(More)
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