Emergency delays

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6988.1199 (Published 06 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1199
  1. Christine H Dearden
  1. Consultant in accident and emergency medicine Accident and Emergency Department, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast BT12 6BA

    EDITOR,—Luisa Dillner reports that one of the reasons for delay in admitting patients seen as emergencies in the accident and emergency department is that doctors from the teams on take are in theatre or outpatient clinics.1 This situation could be improved if accident and emergency medical staff …

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