Free-standing emergency clinics: community development guidelines.

  title={Free-standing emergency clinics: community development guidelines.},
  author={A S Kaplan and William L. Larson and Robert J. Fitzsimmons and Herb Robinson and M A Lessler},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={10 6},
When a free-standing emergency clinic (FEC) unexpectedly opened in Montgomery County, Maryland, the local emergency medical services council thought the FEC's operational plan was in conflict with the community concept of emergency medical services (EMS). Because there were no agreed upon factual guidelines with which to judge the FEC, the council… CONTINUE READING