Chief complaints in medical emergencies: do they relate to underlying disease and outcome? The Charité Emergency Medicine Study (CHARITEM).


OBJECTIVES To evaluate the relationship between chief complaints and their underlying diseases and outcome in medical emergency departments (EDs). METHODS All 34 333 patients who attended two of the EDs of the Charité Berlin over a 1-year period were included in the analysis. Data were retrieved from the hospital information system. For study purposes… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MEJ.0b013e328351e609


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