Emergency department observation of poisoned patients: how long is necessary?

@article{Hollander1999EmergencyDO,
  title={Emergency department observation of poisoned patients: how long is necessary?},
  author={Judd E. Hollander and Giles McCracken and Sara Johnson and Sharon M Valentine and Richard Dee Shih},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={6 9},
  pages={887-94}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the emergency physician disposition decisions after observation periods of two, four, and six hours in a single cohort of ED patients with acute intentional ingestion to determine the accuracy of disposition decisions at two and four hours relative to the six-hour period of observation. METHODS This was a prospective observational… CONTINUE READING