Primary care in the accident and emergency department: I. Prospective identification of patients.

@article{Dale1995PrimaryCI,
  title={Primary care in the accident and emergency department: I. Prospective identification of patients.},
  author={Jeremy Dale and Judith Green and Fiona Reid and E E Glucksman},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1995},
  volume={311 7002},
  pages={423-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare patient characteristics and consultation activities for attenders at accident and emergency departments assessed by nurse triage as presenting with "primary care" or "accident and emergency" type problems. DESIGN One year prospective study. SETTING A busy, inner city accident and emergency department in south London. SUBJECTS Of the 5658 patients treated for new problems during a stratified random sample of 204 three hour sessions between 10 am and 9 pm during June… CONTINUE READING

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