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BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 28 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1849

Call for better child care in accident departments: One in four patients attending accident and emergency departments is under 16 but most units lack paediatric specialists, warned a report published last week by Action for Sick Children. Carole Myer, chair of the association, pointed out that children react differently from adults to injury and illness. The report called for qualified nurses …

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