Patients' self-treatment with alternative treatment before presenting to the ED.

@article{Zun2002PatientsSW,
  title={Patients' self-treatment with alternative treatment before presenting to the ED.},
  author={Leslie S. Zun and William Gossman and David A Lilienstein and Lavonne Downey},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={473-5}
}
This study examined the frequency of patients using alternative medicine to treat their condition before presenting to an emergency department (ED). This was a prospective randomized, consecutive survey conducted at a level I 24-bed inner-city trauma center. Patients were eligible for enrollment if they were at least 18 years old and able to consent. Exclusion criteria included patients delivered by an ambulance and patients unable or unwilling to consent. The questionnaire collected… CONTINUE READING