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Fillers A memorable patient

Our duty lasts until the end of life

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 07 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:343
  1. Khalid Khan, clinical research fellow
  1. Leice

    I am covering the coronary care unit. My bleep goes off. It's the accident and emergency department. “We've got a 93 year old gentleman, two hours of chest pain, looks like an anterior, but he's also sustained a right fracture neck of femur.” I hurry down. My patient, a previously active, independent man is in pain. Though I cannot thrombolyse him, I take him to the coronary care unit for analgesia, supportive treatment, …

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